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Bob Brindley 

The Kent State experience . . . how does it feel to be just one out of 
19,615? Some days you get out of bed and you're so generic that you 
don't even notice yourself in the mirror. Other days you screw up your 
individuality and think that maybe you could make something of yoursel 
after all; you look your fellow generics in the eye until they have to smile 
back. It all depends on your point of view. And to some extent, point of 
view depends on who you're with; things almost always look better to twc 
pairs of eyes. On Homecoming Friday, togetherness mediated the dubiou 
honor of following a horsedrawn carriage around campus for Chris Conidi 
a senior majoring in accounting, and Kim Bachus. a junior in art educatioi 
(previous page). Less gainfully, if more pleasantly employed in the 
Student Center plaza were Phyllis Carter, a senior fashion design major 
and Artemus Flagg, a doctoral candidate in personal services (below). Anc 
in the absence of friends and lovers, environment can go a long way 
toward glorifying enforced solitude (opposite). 

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Some environments have a special significance all their own; there, 
the premium on individuality is discounted in favor of the cause. At 
Kent State, that "cause" is May 4. And for many students, including 
Debbie Silverman (opposite) and Rick Stoops (above) — as well as 
for faculty, alumni, and visitors — joining the crowd for twenty-four 
hours is a small sacrifice to the memory of four whose individuality 
was permanently destroyed. 

Bob Brindley 

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The crowd action at sporting events is far less solemn. If, in your opinion, ? 
winning tradition is all-important, you're probably at the wrong school (unlc— 
you wrestle or play field hockey). Kent State is a dangerous place for a do-or-die 
attitude. On the other hand, if you can savor the thrill of victory in small doses 
and enjoy a good team effort (opposite), or if you believe, with sophomore 
nursing major Sandra Noethen and junior graphic design major Todd Marflake 
(above), that the agony of defeat is a perfectly good excuse for a party, the 
Flashes may be your team(s). 


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When you exercise your freedom of choice and put people and 
places together, you take a step back out of the crowd. There are 
twenty-four hours in the day for every Kent State student, and at 
least 19,615 ways that those hours can be spent. For example, 
while most of their fellow students are still in bed, ROTC members 
suit up to walk the rocks at Wipp's Ledges in Hinckley (previous 
page). At the West Branch Reservoir, KSU students enrolled in a 
backpacking class also voluntarily forsake their beds to commune 
with nature . . . academic time oddly spent (opposite). But by far 
the most popular way to kill a few hours is simply to stop the clock 
wherever two or more happen to gather to declaim (below). 





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Bob Sorino 

No matter what else they do during the day — or night — most 
Kent State students make a pass through the plaza. The library is 
the most obvious attraction (opposite), although the Student 
Center snack bar is almost as popular for studying and the proximity 
of the Rathskellar is a hazard to both places. The plaza itself is a 
good draw on nice days or during special events, like the first annual 
Black Squirrel Festival, which featured a performance by mime 
Cassie Rogers, a freshman majoring in telecommunications (above). 


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In the long run (whether it's four years long or worse), the best way 
to get away from the crowd is to carve yourself a niche and hang on 
for dear life. Niches can be physical, as concrete as Merrill Hall 
(above) or as claustrophobic as your dorm room. They can also be 
personal. Good friends, like Dave Sexton, a graduate student in 
rehabilitation counseling, and Constance Craig, a sociology 
graduate (opposite), are an almost guaranteed escape from the 
crowd . . . they usually don't even know your student number, so 
how can they treat you like it? And once you can stand back a little 
and laugh at its mistakes. Kent State isn't such a bad experience. 
Some students are even willing to give the old University something 
m return for all its time and trouble, like the Recreation Club's 
Homecoming facelift (next page). After all. you probably won't be 
here forever, and in a year or ten. you might even miss those 
19.614 others who were your fellow students in 1982-83. 

Herb Detrick 

Yearbook titles are almost always odd, almost never arbitrary. 
Realistically, how many names could Kent State's annual have? 
The Suitcase? The Radical? Heaven forbid, the Black Squirrel? It's 
a good game, but this is serious business . . . really. The squirrels 
may be Kent State, but in forty years, the grandchildren won't 
believe it. 

Tell them this: in 1914, when the first Chestnut Burr was 
published, front campus was covered with chestnut trees. A blight 
in the 1920s destroyed most of those trees, but not the tradition 
that is preserved in the title of the annual. Today, chestnut burrs 
are basically squirrel bait; they look like buckeyes to a generation 
raised on the glory that was Ohio State. But the Chestnut Burr 
never forgets . . . once upon a time those spiney little seeds were 
h of a hazard to have a yearbook named after them. 

flatting Off 

You come to school at seventeen or eighteen — too 
young to really say where you're coming from. For a while, 
you go home every weekend. Your friends are there ... so 
is most of your identity. But after a year or so, your 
perspective begins to shift. 

The record club sends your selection of the month to 
Kent. The Portage County Red Cross gets the blood you so 
generously decide to give. You get your news from the 
Record-Courrier and your muzak from WKDD. And the City 
gets a cut of your part-time salary. For better or worse, 
where you're from is Kent. 

You go to the University. You hang out downtown (on the 
weeknights by your junior year). You date someone you 
never would've met outside Kent. You memorize the bus 
schedule so you can get your food at Value-King and your 
Christmas presents at Stow-Kent. When you walk down the 
street, your friends stop traffic to yell at you from their 
cars . . . nobody did that where you used to live. 

So much of you is invested here that you can't 
remember living anywhere else. Parents become the 
people you visit at Thanksgiving. You consider taking a 
summer class, renting a place with your friends (you've 
stopped cringing at their odd Cleveland accents). You 
really can't imagine moving on. 

photos by Gary Harwood 


The best place to begin the big off-campus move is the top of the University Inn 
where, in the comfort of a tall cold daiquiri, you can survey the neighborhoods 
(opposite top). Your house, once you've found it. presupposes a number of 
fringe benefits. Students Ted Wood and June Slease take a stroll down their very 
own street (opposite bottom), and on Summit, the KSU cheerleaders use a 
convenient yard for the construction of their Homecoming float (above). 


Herb Detrick 

Four rooms (no view) . . . what do you do with them? Plants are always a convenient remedy to lack of 
diningroom furniture (this page, top), and at Value-King, NEUCOM students Mitch Platin (left) and Anshu 
Guleria (right) stock up on a little something for their kitchen (above). A bathroom for one, like Michelle King's 
on South Depeyster, is a relief after a couple years of queuing up for a dorm shower (opposite top). But for real 
down-home atmosphere, nothing can beat a livingroom that's complete with fireplace and state of the art 
electronics, like the one enjoyed by Jeanette Plunkett in her house off Summit Street (opposite bottom). 


Bob Sorino 

But of course you do move on. Kent natives are few and 
far between, and in the end you aren't one of them. You 
head east or west, and nothing of Kent goes with you but 
your diploma and maybe a Moosehead jersey and the 
subtle temptation to compare. Nobody makes chili like 
Gerty. Anything beats February in the heart of the 
heartland. You were from Kent for four years anyway — or 
five, or six — and somewhere in the back of your brain it's 
stuck ... a microcosmic frozen little point of reference that 
melts down onto every other place you settle. 

Barb Gerwin 

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At its best, porch life is a delicate hybrid of leisure and labor 

reserved for summer. Everything is easier, somehow more 

romantic on a porch, including studying, as Marc Collins and 

his cat Ivory demonstrate from their hammock on South 

Lincoln (above). Those lucky enough to have a flat porch roof 

are just that much nearer the rays (top), while under the roof 

on South Water, the Bettys hold a summer jam (opposite 

left). And at the front door, a magician polishes his act with a 

rather specialized brand of pet (opposite right). 

Tarn Walrath 

Porch People 


scan the land . . . 

they are stroller scopers, 

and sunset hopers. 

They hangout 


and grow plants 

to enhance 

porch furniture — 


porch swings 

and funky things 

like tree stump stools 

and rocks 

and flea-infested couches. 

Many porch people 

are animal lovers . . . they feed 

birds bread, pizza, and, of course, 

black squirrels peanut butter, and 

stray cats nothing and many times 

they have their own pets. 

Such as Rastig the cat or Scooter 

the feret — but landlords don't like pets — 

they make flea-infested couches, mind you, 

so porch people go for nonmammals 

like Cleo the clam and Sidney the snake 

and Polly the parrot and Credence 

the crayfish. 

But anyway, 

porch people cook on grills, too, 

and for more thrills 

have keg parties outside 

(this way the kitchen floor 

doesn't warp under the spilled beer). 


And porch people have 

bring your own leaves and wine and cheese parties 

in the fall, 

shovel sidewalks in winter 

and make friends with 

roof people in the spring and summer 

who also can scan the land; 

they are stroller scopers 

and sunset hopers too 

(like most of us). 

Tarn Walrath 

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Bob Sorino 

When you move off campus, you begin to realize that "working" means more than emptying the 
wastebasket and making your own bed. Unless you're lucky enough to rent a house with a washing 
machine, you have to hike your clothes to the laundromat, although you can always dry them on the ever- 
versatile front porch (this page, top). The cafeteria doesn't do your dishes anymore, but at least you have a 
kitchen ... or a boyfriend's kitchen, like the one Judy McGlinchy uses at College Towers (above). Houses 
themselves have to be made presentable, and winterized when the cold weather threatens (opposite top). 
And all that wonderful furniture from Grandma's attic and the garage sale has to be cleaned or your 
apartment ends up smelling like a hybrid attic/garage; back at College Towers, Tammy Thomas performs 
the honors on her couch (opposite bottom). 


When the New York Times published a book in the spring 
of 1982 rating many universities and colleges throughout 
the United States, KSU was noted for its variety of on and 
off-campus living accomodations. What the Times didn't 
say was that no matter where students live, they usually 
underestimate the cost of their lifestyle. The price of living 
off campus can be especially high, and especially 
unpredictable. Before prospective renters sign away their 
security deposits, they have a lot of budgeting to do. 
Here's one way that budget broke down in the 1982-83 

Because mass housing in all forms is available in Kent, a 
great deal of competition in prices exists. Most two- 
bedroom apartments within one or two miles of campus 
run near $290 per month. Half a house (the upstairs, for 
example) generally costs close to $250 while single rooms 
run between $95 and $150. Those who commute from 
family homes have it a little better. The price of gas has 
remained fairly consistent, but insurance continues to 
climb, so — depending on the car, its mileage, the driver, 
and the distance — transportation can be very expensive. 

Those who choose to rent rather than commute must 
often consider utility costs, something best done in 
advance to prevent unexpected bites in the budget. Gas, 
electricity, and water costs are extremely variable and it 
usually pays to check you "home's" previous billing record 
with the utility company rather than relying on the 
landlord's estimates. 

Gary Harwood 

Bob Sorino 


Gary Harwood, above and opposite. 

Although it can cause problems at times, living with your friends (human 
or animal) can be one of the best things about being off campus. Sharing 
the wood-chopping duty in preparation for a cookout at their house on 
Franklin are Charlie Cavanaugh, a sophomore in business administration, 
and Mark Ondracek, a senior in computer science (above). Up on South 
Willow, Robin Polley shares her front porch with her dog, Sunshine 
(opposite top), while a few blocks away on South Lincoln, senior 
psychology major Jack Jesberger shares a laugh with friends (opposite 


As for phone service, the installation alone (including a 
$60 deposit and an installation charge of at least $56, 
depending on the type of phone) can easily cost over $100. 
Renting a phone can add nearly $10 to the monthly bill, so 
it's usually advisable to buy your own. And of course that 
monthly bill depends on the kind and quantity of calls 
made. A word of warning to those used to campus calling: 
in the real world, you pay a monthly service charge whether 
you make any long distance calls or not. 

The off-campus student's best chance to economize is at 
the grocery store. The University's board cost is $420 per 
semester, but those who do their own shopping can usually 
eat much better on $20 a week, which only adds up to 
$300 by the end of the fifteen-week semester. Generic 
products can cut that cost another 15%. However, for 
those who live off but spend a lot of time on campus, the 
food plan isn't a bad deal when coupon books (retailing at 
$67) can be bought from fellow students for $35-40. The 
convenience is worth the cost. 

Fortunately, off-campus residents have COSO (the 
Commuter and Off-Campus Student Organization) to help 
them keep all their figures straight. A combination of COSO 
and a big dose of common sense can make getting off the 
smart — as well as the popular — way to live . . . even in 

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Bob Sorino 


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Bob Brindley 

August . . . The roommates scanned the Stater looking for 
something to do. It was Freshman Week and they were 
tired of standing in lines and attending other orientation- 
type activities. On one page Andy found an ad. 

"Hey! Fraternities are having rush parties tonight. My 
dad was in a fraternity and he told me about some pretty 
good times." 

"What's a rush party?" asked the skeptical Dave. "Is 
there gonna be beer there?" 

"I guess so . . . and I think rush is when they give you a 
chance to join. Maybe we'll meet some girls there." 

Dave was convinced. "Sounds great to me! Let's go." 

At one of the houses, Andy and Dave talked to the 
brothers. Andy recognized Rich, a brother who was from 
his hometown and high school. Dave struck up a 
conversation with another brother, Jeff, and Karen, a 
sorority girl. They both shared his interest in skiing and told 
him about the fun they had with the ski club. 

Later, after a few more parties, the guys decided to head 
back to the dorm. As they walked, they discussed the 
houses they'd visited. 

"The guys at the second house seemed all right," Dave 
volunteered. "Let's go back there tomorrow night." 

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Here's to brother Andy, brother Andy, brother Andy, 
Here's to brother Andy, who's with us tonight . . . 
Here's to brother Dave . . . 

Andy and Dave ended up pledging that fraternity. They 
went through the two weeks of rush and were offered bids 
— invitations to join — by several of the houses. They 
chose the house where they felt most comfortable, most at 
home with the members who shared their interests and 

During their pledge period, Andy and Dave discovered 
more about fraternities in general as well as the specific 
principles of the fraternity they joined. "There's a lot more 
to this than beer parties," they decided — sometimes in 
approval and sometimes to their chagrin. 

Of course there were parties with sororities, but there 
were other things too. Andy and Dave helped fight fierce 
intramural battles on Allerton field. They took their turns 
pulling a bathtub down Main Street from Stow to campus to 
help a sorority raise money for charity. And they squeezed 
more activities than they could imagine into their busy 

November . . . Activation! Andy and Dave became official 
brothers after a special ceremony that highlighted their 
initiation into the fraternity. They made it after three long, 
hard months. Dave's grades suffered a little, but his 
brothers helped him through and he made a 2.4 for the 
semester. Andy pulled a 3.5. 

Was it worth the hard work? Andy and Dave are fictional 
characters, but their experiences are real. Ask anyone — 
male or female — who's been through the process and 
they're likely to respond enthusiastically . . . hell, yes! 

Jeff S. Falk 



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Gary Harwood 


Staving On 

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One criteria in the annual scrabble for next semester's dorm room is a window with a view. In 
Johnson Hall, the rooms facing the Commons are generally preferred by residents, including 
Mark Stockman, a third year architecture major (this page, left). Small Group residents like 
rooms that case the plaza, although on a nice day that can prove very distracting to serious 
students like Jackie Norton in Metcalf Hall (above). Rooms facing the street are near second 
choices in the Group, where a view of the bus route is appreciated. Outside McSweeney, Kathy 
Bronkall, Sue Saviers, Carol Pare, and Beth Sidly (left to right) picnic on the street side (opposite 
bottom). Regardless of the orientation of the window, for many Kent State women, one definition 
of "view" is "a male person possessing muscles, a soccer ball (frisbee, football, etc.) and as 
many friends as possible" (opposite top). 


The voice of experience: 

Seven o'clock . . . a.m. I'm coming home from the Burr 
for the first time in two days. I'm a zombie — no sleep, no 
food but coffee. Thank God it's almost Christmas. Only two 
weeks til break. 

For once I have my key. After three and a half years, I 
usually remember that the dorm is always locked. It's a 
long way to the third floor, but I've made it this far. The 
stairwell smells familiar . . . garbage and laundry soap, I 
think. It's so quiet. The babies are still in bed. 

At the wing door I close my eyes and prepare to sleep my 
way down the hall. It's a straight shot — nothing in the way 
but the drinking fountain before my door at the very end. 
Still quiet. There's nothing more peaceful than a dorm in 
the early morning. 

I step through the door onto my wing. Before I take 
another step, something light but insidious wraps itself 
around my neck. Something flat attaches itself to my face. 
A dozen little missiles fall about my shoulders. My well- 
deserved rest has come to an end; lousy, enthusiastic little 
freshmen. They decorated for Christmas. 

Through the the tiny holes in a cutout snowflake, I can 
just see the hall. At least, it used to be a hall — now it's a 
cavern of red and green crepe paper, all hung just to 
shoulder level . . . lousy short freshmen. Farther down I can 
see that tiny glass balls are suspended from each loop. The 
ones in my immediate vicinity are shattered on the floor 
. . . lousy freshmen health hazard. It isn't easy — 
sometimes it's fundamentally unpleasant — to be a senior 
living in an underclass dorm. 

Brad Bigley 

Herb Detrick 


Gary Harwood 


Herb Detrick 

Seven o'clock . . . p.m. (a month later). I'm coming home 
from the Burr for the first time in four days. No sleep, 
nothing to eat but pizza. It's thirty below. I shiver up the 
stairs — can't smell anything because I have a cold which 
wants to be double pneumonia. "I love Kent, I love Kent, I 
love Kent ..." If I don't keep telling myself that, I'll leave. 

Every door on the hall is open. There's nothing louder 
than a dorm in the evening. "One more til quiet hours, one 
more ..." If I don't keep telling myself that, I'll kill 

Past the first door — I don't even look in. But an arm 
reaches out to stop me. There's a cup of hot chocolate at 
the end of it. Good old freshmen, taking care of their 
elders. Two doors down someone's leftover Christmas 
cookies somehow reach my free hand. Wonderful, 
generous freshmen! On my door, which I never have to 
lock, a list of phone messages flutters in the draft. Honest, 
considerate freshmen!! They're also the only ones with 
enough foresight (or enough motherly supervision) to keep 
hard cold drugs on hand. 

I hear that off campus, you don't even know your 
neighbors. I hear you have to lock your doors. I hear you 
have to cope with something called a landlord who can tell 
when you can stay and if you must go. (I also hear you get 
your very own bathroom, but I can't imagine that.) I don't 
really regret staying on campus. As long as I'm in college 
anyway, I might as well keep as far from the real world as 

Barb Gerwin 

Gary Harwood 


There isn't much you can do with a bathroom 
beyond the obvious, as junior NEOUCOM 
student Matt Jeager (front) and freshman 
Brock Beamer demonstrate (above). But other 
areas in the dorm can be personalized. In 
Manchester, Chris Strock makes use of a 
customized hall (this page, top) while dorm 
rooms have even more potential. Liz Adams in 
Prentice (this page, right) and Phil Young in 
Lake (opposite) occupy two of the infinite 

Bob Sorino 


Henri Adjodha 


(The Mirror's Friends) 

Mildly wild we were, 

roommates who met sophomore year. 

You lived across the hall, then, 

in your cracker/match-box-with-a-loft, 

and we hit it off — instantly. 

We ate together, mastered "all-nighters" together, 

punked and rocked and reggaed together, 

and then we roomed together 

sharing everything from like your thesaurus 

to my haircutting scissors, 

to shampoo and poems, and milk 

(we often thought we needed our own cow), 

to a curling iron, perfume and clothes. 

And to keep in shape, 

we jumped rope faithfully, to the Doobie Brothers, 

and I played broom, basket, foot and Softball, 

and you ran massive miles and swam laps at the gym, 

and with your new "Black Beau" 

and my old "Yellow Betty" we biked to Towner's Woods 

and Brady Lake where we studied (oh, sure) 

and sunbaked. 

Latenight, we cranked the Beatles, Buffet, 

Zepplin and the Boss 

before playing "toss-n-squash" and Pacman 

and pool downtown. 

Late-latenight, we lit candles, 

lay on the floor with our feet on the couch, 

closed our eyes, 

and got high with Floyd, Foglebird, Beck and Daltry 

and we pigged-out 

on vanilla/graham-cracker/Hershey-kiss malts 

before finally crashing 

with always definite-tentative plans 

for tomorrow's adventures. 

Mildly wild we were four years ago, 

and mildly wild we are, still, 

and having faith 

that we will never really have to say good-bye, 

because no matter how far the distance parts us 

(you'll be where it's warm, I know, 

and I'll be, probably, in Northeastern Ohio) 

we'll have forever in our hearts — 

so many magic moments memorized. 

And with them we'll both know 

that we share a tame-insaneness, 

and remember that the mirror's friends 

are our best guesses 

to lead us to our hearts' contentedness. 

Tarn Walrath 


Hoda Bakhshandagi 

There are, of course, a variety of uses for a dorm besides sleeping. In his room in Terrace, Paul Pinkham enages 
in the major sleeping alternative; studying (this page, top). A resident of Stewart Hall makes use of his study 
lounge's pool table (above). And in Dunbar, the dorm frequently doubles as a party center. At the annual toga 
party, Vinnie Rose and Sarah West share a little body lauguage (opposite top) while four typical Dunbar residents 
indulge in a typical Dunbar pasttime (opposite bottom). 


A friendly argument: 

I was waiting in line to make my fall room and board 
payment when who should I see but my old dorm buddy, 
Joe (hardly his real name). Being inquisitive, I launched into 
the thousand-questions routine: "How the hell you been, 
Joe? How was your summer? Say, Joe, what dorm are you 
living in this year?" 

"Live on campus?" he squealed. "Are you kidding? Two 
years in a dormitory are enough for me. It's too expensive! 
I'm only paying $130 a month for my room off campus." 

"But you don't include your security deposit in that 
figure, do you: That's another month's rent in advance. My 
deposit is $50, and I'm sure I'll get a room every year." 

"And look at my bill." I whipped it out along with my trusty 
calculator. "I'm living in Beall, which is $768 a semester. 
That's about $190 a month for my own bedroom, a living 
room for two, and a bathroom for four." 

"Right. I told you it's too expensive to live on campus, 
especially for what you get." 

"Well, you can stay in a single for $682, a double for 
$633, or a quad for $607 per semester, which at (punch, 
punch) $128 a month is slightly less than your're paying for 
your own room." 

"I still think dorms cost too much," Joe said. "There's 
nothing around here that's as expensive per square foot of 
living space." 

Bob Sorino 

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"But you didn't include utilities in your cost, right? I get 
unlimited electricity, local phone, heat, water — especially 
hot water. You're forgetting one of the true luxuries of 
dorm life: hot showers on cold Monday mornings." 

"Oh yes. I also think about how I got scalded every time 
someone flushed the toilet while I showered . . . And what 
about the 'food?' For two years you have to lay out about 
$402 per semester for six coupons books that are 
supposed to last you four whole months!" 

"Not a good argument for a junior," I countered. "We 
don't have to buy any books. And if we want them, we can 
buy an unlimited number on the open market for only $35 a 
book. That's a 50% savings!" 

"Let's talk about quality then," Joe said. "At least when I 
cook for myself, I know what I'm eating." 

"Oh really! I didn't know you could cook." 

"Let's put it this way: I'm learning, o.k.?" 

"I can see it now. Macaroni and cheese for dinner, the 
leftovers with ketchup for lunch, and fried macaroni and 
cheese for breakfast." 

"Well, there are worse things than macaroni and cheese. 
What do you have to say about the visitation policy?" 

I had a lot to say about feeling secure in my own home, 
but I was tired of arguing. "I'm glad you feel like you're 
coming out on top, Joe," I said with a smile. "Personally, 
I'll take my little slice of campus life any day." 

Herb Detrick and Carl Smeller 

Herb Detrick 

Henri Adjodha 


Herb Detrick 

One big advantage to dorm life is the built-in friends it implies. In Olson Hall, Kern Strobett, a sophomore in special education, Lisa 
Bernard, a sophomore in psychology, and Lori Widner, a sophomore in education, share a room, a bed, and a laugh (opposite bottom). 
"Friendships" can extend beyond the halls, too, as is the case for Amy Betonte and John Shannon (opposite top). 


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Believe it. There is a summertime in Kent, Ohio. The good weather usually 
hits on the day after the big finals week exodus, and then another exodus 

— smaller and more determined — begins: the summer people are 
heading for water. And in keeping with one rule that holds all year long, the 
lucky ones leave town. It isn't quite Acapulco, but for sophomore 
accounting major Ed Wells, Nelson Ledges has the most convenient cliffs 
for cooling off while falling off (opposite). For those less dedicated to 
taking the plunge, Pine Lake, only a mile beyond the Stadium, has enough 
water toys and gadgets to keep even sophisticated KSU graduate Paul 
Rohner occupied all day (this page, left). And on Lake Hodgson, Kent State 
alumni Bill and Liz Felter prefer a more passive — and more conventional 

— means of keeping their heads above water (below). 

Ron Alston 
Gary Harwood 

Henri Adjodha 


Don't look now, but . . . VICTIMS OF 
LOVE. Public displays of affection are one 
of those things that nobody cares about 
anymore, and it's a nice surprise to find 
that there are a few places in the 
immediate vicinity that lend themselves 
to a few moments of piece and quiet. Any 
place on campus can be romantic in the 
soft light of a foggy morning (opposite). 
And down by the River, Wanda Ruiz, an 
undeclared sophomore, and Marty 
Binder, also a sophomore in soviet 
studies, make some significant eye 
contact (this page, right), while back on 
campus, junior graphics major Angela 
Reed and Pat McGuire, a first year grad 
student in political science, have 
obviously gotten beyond that stage 

Herb Detrick 

Bob Brindley 


Gary Harwood 


The Student Center plaza . . . it's hot in the 
summer and hell in the winter, but for festivals, 
folk musicians, and hangers-out, it's home. On 
September 10, 1982, Mary Ellen Kowalski, a 
senior majoring in telecommunications, donned 
a squirrel suit (this page, right) and acted as 
mascot for the first annual Black Squirrel 
Festival, which also featured entertainment by 
local bands, mimes, magicians, and the KSU 
student body in general. Spectating at that 
event were Adrian Griffin and her children, twins 
Nathan and Charles and Holly (opposite top). In 
September, of course, the heat is off, but in 
July, the cement plaza is a giant toaster oven 
and many summer students take advantage of 
the situation to work on their tans as well as 
their classes (below). And any given season 
offers its assortment of miscellaneous sights to 
see in passing. Denise Pandone, a junior pre- 
med student, saw — and borrowed — a fellow 
student's boa constrictor (opposite bottom), 
the kind of thing one can only do in a zoo like the 

Gary Harwood 

Herb Detrick 


Gary Harwood 


Brad Bigley 

On September 16, 1982, Reverend George 
"Jed" Smock and his companion, James Gilles, 
were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct 
for their "preaching" in the Student Center 
plaza. A KSU student was also arrested on 
similar charges for giving the preachers a dose 
of their own "medicine." True to form, the 
incident fueled the Stater's editorial pages for 
days. This is an excerpt from one of the more 
intelligent letters to the editor: "Should we, as 
informed college students become so angry at 
one man's opinion to spit in his face or throw 
insults or objects from a crowd? Face it, this 
man is so extremely misled that he actually 
believes his information is valid. What do we do 
with all the other "valid" information presented 
to us at this institution? We select and absorb 
what is pertinent to us and discard the rest. 
Likewise, why can't we just discard Jed Smock? 
Jed Smock was not discarded; his behavior was 
paralleled by a handful of students who 
obviously were unable to discard his words." 
(Ann M. Armstrong, senior, special education) 
photos by Gary Harwood 



The Colleges: Arts and Sciences 

Bob Brindley 

Dr. Raymond Fort: professor of chemistry and 1982 
Distinguished Teacher 

Graduates and undergraduates aren't really different to 
teach, but they respond in different ways and I get a 
different kind of satisfaction from each group. I have more 
one-on-one contact with the graduates, and there's a lot of 
satisfaction in training somebody who is following after 
you. As for teaching undergraduates — you can really have 
a lot of fun with them. 

I've a custom of putting poems on my tests because I 
strongly believe that there are two kinds of truth: one is 
science and one is poetry. I always use at least one poem of 
Emily Dickinson's, and I also use e. e. cummings, Ezra 
Pound, and others. Students usually read them after taking 
the test or when it is returned. It's interesting because 
sometimes I get little poems back, or students call me 
about them. 

In addition to poetry, I speak German, French, a little 
Spanish, and some Latin, although no one speaks it 
anymore. The languages are important and helpful because 
so many scientific terms are not in English. That's another 
little connection I've made between the arts and the 

Bob Brindley 


Gary Harwood 

Arts and Sciences . . . the College of Amorphism. Some things, like classical 
humanities or chemistry, are fairly easily classified, but where does psych fit in? Or 
conservation? And what about the ever-popular Physics in Entertainment and the 
Arts? The gray area is awesome. The conventionally scientific half of the College is 
largely housed in three of KSU's newest buildings. In Williams, Saeed Enayatr, a 
lunior in medical technology, and many like him study chemistry (opposite bottom). 
Smith houses the University's planetarium and students of physics, including 
sophomore pre-med majors Zita Kanyo and Tricia Richardson (this page, top). And 
in Cunningham, senior conservation major Patty Freeman joins the ranks of 
students of nature — including biology, botany, and zoology (above). 


Chris Steward 

Kimberly Wheeler: junior, Pan-African studies and 
political science 

I chose Pan-African studies, I guess, because there was a 
lot more that I felt I needed to know about my own heritage 
and history. Also, I felt that it could be an education 
process where I could help other people — teach other 
people what I had learned. 

I think that Kent State's Pan-African studies program is 
one of the best in the country . . . it's well-developed. I 
guess there's an attitude, though — some students feel 
that it's easy. But I personally like classes that are a 
challenge to me. I wouldn't be involved in it if it were easy. 

I transferred here from Ohio Wesleyan in my sophomore 
year. When I was looking at schools, I liked Kent because 
I'm into the student development philosophy. KSU has the 
major and the minor in Pan-African studies; there are so 
many different ways to get involved. The staff was also a lot 
larger. There are so many different theories and concepts 
and perceptions in every discipline that I think a well- 
rounded education calls for a large faculty. 

I'm an RSA and I think that a lot of people, both black 
and white, come to college from a sheltered community 
with no idea of how someone who may live only five miles 
away from them, but in a different type of cultural 
environment, gets along. A lot of times, problems that arise 
from prejudice are a result of miseducations. That's one 
reason why it certainly wouldn't hurt to have a Pan-African 
course in the Arts and Sciences general requirements. 
Prejudices can't be changed over night, but that little bit of 
education could make a difference. 

Bob Brindley 


Bob Brindley 

Bill Karis: Ph.D. candidate, English literature and 

It wasn't my lifelong goal to get a Ph.D. After I got the 
masters I thought about it, obviously, but up until that time 
I never gave it any real thought. 

The work in graduate school isn't easy — it requires a lot 
of diligence. You have to stay at it. Sometimes I feel shut 
away, like I'm missing things. It was very much like that 
when I was studying for my comprehensive exams. They 
took me away from my wife, my daughter. But I chose that. 
I opted to pick up and come out to Ohio and go back to 
school, so I can't really complain too much. And I like it; I'm 
very glad I did it. Now if I'm unemployed next year . . . 

The people here at Kent are solid, and most of them are 
very concerned teachers as well as scholars. I like that. I 
think far too much emphasis is placed on scholarship at a 
lot of schools to the detriment of the teaching. I was 
reading a book for my exams about English in America and 
the author mentioned a friend who said that some 
professors like to think of themselves as being on the 
frontier of knowledge, but he kind of thought of himself as 
a schoolteacher. I'm more atuned to that. 

I'm hoping, perhaps, to get a job next year — a real job 
instead of being a student. I'm just beginning work on a 
dissertation now. I hope to have it well in hand by next 
summer. Not that I don't want to return, but I'd prefer to be 
back out in the real world. I want to be in a rut for a while 
. . . not forever. I just want a routine, some stability. 

Bob Brindley 

The other Arts and Sciences buildings on campus are far less 
concentrated, far more miscellaneous. Satterfield. Ritchie, 
McGilvrey, and Kent all shelter Arts and Sciences fans, as does 
Merrill, where mathematicians, like grad student George Barrick, 
practice their craft (opposite top). And Bowman (above), the all- 
purpose hall, is home for everyone else, including history, criminal 
justice. American studies, Latin American studies. Soviet and 
European studies . . , not to mention the Dean of Arts and Sciences 


Business Administration 

Ron Alston 

The College of Business Administration is housed, aptly enough, in the 
building of the same name. Inside that building, students prepare for a 
world of nearly unlimited occupational opportunity ... or so it seems to 
anyone not involved in the College. At the computer terminals, Doug Perry 
sharpens his employability in the University's nine month computer 
training program (opposite bottom). 

Suzy Ceclones: honors junior, accounting 

Honors classes are all different. This semester my 
roommate and I have one class that's the same, except 
that mine is honors and hers isn't. We have the same exact 
notes, but her tests are multiple choice mine are essay — 
intense essay. Like, what do you know about the whole 
book? Everything! Some are like that, some aren't. My 
econ class was great . . . smaller, more personal. The prof 
graded on improvement, which was nice. I still run into him 
in the halls and he says, "Have you signed up for any more 
econ classes?" 

In December I'm getting initiated into Delta Sigma Pi, the 
national professional business fraternity. I can make some 
excellent contacts through it. And if my grades are high 
enough, I'm going to join Beta Sigma Psi, the accounting 
honorary — but with all these honors classes, I don't know. 
The clubs and involvement look good on a resume, but so 
does work experience; they know you can't do everything. 
Maybe that's my biggest problem, I try to do too much. In 
my job in the University accounting department, I'm getting 
my hands on the stuff I'm learning about. I work fifteen to 
seventeen hours a week, depending on my schedule. 
They'd like me to work twenty. 

At this point, I don't think I'll do an honors thesis. I don't 
have the time. There are too many things to do. The 
accounting department is very demanding — we hardly 
have time for electives. In general though, the honors 
college has been very good experience. 

I can't wait to graduate. Things seem to be getting harder 
and harder as I go up. I just hope I can get a job . . . 

Bob Sorino 


Gary Harwood 

Dr. James Henry: dean, College of Business 
Administration/Graduate School of Management and 
professor, finance and public administration 

The student going out into the business world should 
have an awareness of the tools required to do the job 
effectively. He/she should also have a keen ability to 
communicate and understand that the learning process 
continues after graduation, and in some cases, is just 

The benefit of a rigorous academic program is that it 
provides the experience of the hard work it takes to 
make it in business. 

Business education is changing all over the country. 
Throughout the 1980's, we will be increasing the study 
of microcomputers in both the undergraduate and 
graduate programs. Most executives have computers on 
their desks, and students entering the business world will 
have to use computer information for their jobs. 

Another change in the business program is the 
increase in the percentage of women, especially in the 
graduate programs. Women are in doctoral programs in 
accounting, computer science, information systems, and 

National economic conditions are also changing. 
There will be an improvement over the next three to four 
years due to reduced interest rates and a greater money 
supply which will raise productivity. There will be a basic 
increase in the industries such as steel and auto 

The types of work that will be available will require a 
greater, more technical concentration in education. 
Robotics will be a part of industry's future and students 
must be prepared to deal with this and other changes. 

Bob Brindley 



Bob Sorino 

Jill Byers: 1982 graduate with honors in English and 
education (valedictorian); senior high school English 
teacher, Wooster, Ohio 

A long time ago I started taking physical and mental notes 
during my classes about how I would teach the material . . . 
especially what not to do. Now I pull out my English notes 
for background information; I can preach from my English 
Lit notes on the Puritans. And as I'm teaching my comp 
class I get out old papers I wrote as examples. That way the 
kids get to know me, that I had to do the same things. When 
I'm grading compositions, I always try to be positive before 
I slap on the negative. Every time I tell them that I'm going 
to stop being nice, I drag out my colloquium paper with 
YOU WERE VAGUE! written across the top. 

I don't know if I'll always be a teacher. How long am I 
going to be able to stand the constant preparation? The 
kids? The salary? The responsibility? Some days I come 
home and I'd kill to have a nine to five job with nothing to 
do for the next day. I'm studying just as hard now as I did in 
college, but it's a different king of studying — more 
pressured. You can walk into a class unprepared, but not 
when you're the lady on her feet. When you're doing the 
thing you've geared your mind for, though — the thing 
you've wanted for so long, it's a great feeling. It's ecstatic, 
the power, almost. You're shaping the minds of your 
students and also, probably, shaping their lives. 

Dennis Monbarren 


Bob Sorino 

Bob Sorino 

Kent State's College of Education is centrally located in White Hall. 
However, the education of tomorrow's educators is never limited to 
that structure. In the production lab at White, Bill Joseph practices 
audio-visual skills that all education majors are expected to master 
(above). And beyond the walls of the lab and of the building itself, Lydia 
Nieszczur practices her technique on a group of four year olds at the 
United Church of Christ preschool. 

Dr. Normand Bernier: professor, educational foundations 
and 1982 Distinguished Teacher 

Teaching is a vocation for people who want to be 
involved in other people's development. It's like a calling 
and it takes special kinds of people to deal with the 
process. Most jobs don't have the intense importance that 
teaching does. 

The challenge of teaching, especially undergraduates (I 
never go a semester without teaching them) is that a lot of 
the undergraduates haven't had the experience of 
graduates and so you have to look into their own lives to 
make it meaningful. It's more of a challenge, I think. It 
forces me to use examples they can relate to. 

I notice that when I deal with things outdated, like the 
death of Martin Luther King, I suddenly realize that the 
students were only little kids then; it makes me feel old and, 
in a way, it makes me a better teacher. I have to update 
and be open to make sure I get enough feedback, which 
makes teaching and learning a transaction. Education is 
different than talking to someone — it's a sharing process, 
and unless it is shared I think it is empty and useless. 

Teaching is an art and a science. It's a science because of 
the research involved — a teacher has to know what's 
going on so he can teach better. But it's also an art, an art 
in which people learn to relate with other people through 
communication skills, sensitivity, the appreciation of 
human differences, an understanding of the impact of 
environment on individuality. It's a process of 
understanding how others are different from oneself. 


Fine and Professional Arts 

Ron Alston 

The College of Fine and Professional Arts comprises 
seven separate schools ranging from Art to Technology. 
And its goal is as exalted as its range is broad: to integrate 
specialized skill and general insight. For many F&PA 
majors, that integration takes place at Music and Speech. 
In the studios of TV-2, Vicki Gallo, a senior majoring in 
communications (above), assists in the warm-up for 
45/49 Feedback, hosted by Jan Zima (this page, right). In 
another part of the building, Bobbie Schoenberg, a senior 
theater major, and Jeff Richmond, a junior in musical 
theater, rehearse a different sort of show (opposite 

Ron Alston 


Bob Sorino 

George Bruce: senior, theater 

I spent a year in pre-med and I can honestly say that a 
major in theater involves more work. My treshman year I 
took, among other things, honors calculus, chemistry, 
colloquium (freshman honors English), and honors 
psychology. The time I spent on my calculus class, for 
example, in no way compares to the time I've spent on 
acting classes for less credit. 

To take it seriously, to learn anything, you have to be in 
productions. And to be in productions, you have to keep a 
2.0 GPA ... I think it should be higher, maybe 2.5. You 
have classes, homework, papers, labs, and rehearsals two 
to six hours a night, seven nights a week. Sometimes you 
feel like whoever you're working with is wasting your time. 
Sometimes you can be at rehearsal for four hours and on 
stage for fifteen minutes. That's part of theater too. 

One semester I was a horse in Equus and the assistant 
stage manager for The Club. I also had eighteen hours of 
classes, I was working fifteen to twenty hours a week at 
Small Group Desk, and I had rehearsals nightly for Equus 
from 6:00 to 10:30 and for The Club from 10:30 to 1 :00 or 
1:30. I was known to my friends as The Amazing Man Who 
Doesn't Sleep. I refuse to do that anymore. 

Henri Adjodha 

Ever since my part in another play, King of Hearts, I have 
tripped or fallen down in every show I've done at Kent 
State. In fact, people have told me that the only reason I 
get cast is because I can fall down. Whether or not that's 
true, I do believe it's possible to learn to act. At least, it's 
possible to learn to be believable — not everyone can learn 
to be good. That's what they teach in the theater 
department, though . . . how to be good. 


Bob Sorino 

Taylor Hall is the home of the professional arts: architecture and 
journalism (as well as the entire College's administrative offices). In the 
third floor studio, fourth year architects Dushan Bouchek left and John 
Milloy spend a late night on their Ohio Edison project (above). And in the 
basement, journalism instructor Judith Myrick and her feature writing 
class discuss another form of student creativity (opposite bottom). 

Thomas Barber: assistant dean, College of Fine and 
Professional Arts 

One of my major responsibilities is student-oriented. I 
see students on a daily basis about programatic concerns. I 
still teach every semester, as do Deans Worthing and 
Ausprich, so we're involved actively in the College. We've 
not lost contact with students from the classroom 
standpoint, and I certainly haven't lost contact with 
students from the academic standpoint. One of our major 
responsibilities is to service the students of this college. 

The students come first; that is our primary concern. 
This office is extremely busy, but when it comes to dealing 
with the students, there is no problem that is "too trivial." 
A problem, to a student, is a major problem, and so it may 
appear trivial to someone that is not involved, but it is also 
a major problem to us. 

Every day is a learning experience. One thing nice about 
administration: each day is different. You never run onto 
the same thing twice each day. I can honestly say that I 
look forward to coming to school, just for the new 
experiences. In education today, you don't get bored. I've 
been a classroom teacher for fifteen years, and I enjoyed 
that experience. I've been a full-time administrator for the 
last eight or nine years ... if I had to select one or the 
other, that would be very difficult. 


ob Sorino 

Sam Roe: senior, journalism and psychology and fall 1982 
editor-in-chief of the Daily Kent Stater 

There were many times this year when I thought being 
editor of the Daily Kent Stater was going to drive me 
insane. Newspaper work is never finished, and when it does 
appear finished, you begin to think of ways the job could 
have been done better. The paper can't be left at the 
office, which I used to think was unfortunate. But I found 
that when the work gets intense and I become wrapped up 
in the news, the time I'm not working on the paper my mind 
is pacing like a caged animal. 

The news often becomes a fixation. This was particularly 
true this year as the Stater was quite exciting for the staff. 
We learned about the politics of journalism, the impact of 
the press, and the values and evils of our readers. The 
paper has been a valuable educational tool for everyone, far 
better than any other the School of Journalism has 
provided. In past years, the School of Journalism has 
produced many inept graduates whose only genuine 
learning came through the Stater. The school is improving 
and so is the talent of the students. The Stater has the 
potential to be the best college newspaper in the country. 

Also, what the University now views as a controversial 
and negative campus press will seem like peanuts a few 
years from now. The Stater will be a very dominating force 
on this campus by 1985 — particularly if it breaks away 
from University strings. The responsibility will be enormous 
as it will represent a major change of commitment for the 
paper, but it will also be more fun for the students. And if I 
didn't think writing and the newspaper business were fun, I 
wouldn't be involved in them. I would probably go crazy 
without them. 

enri Adjodha 



Like their counterparts in the College of Education, nursing students 
spend only a relatively small part of their training in their academic 
building (opposite bottom). Time outside of class is spent in clinical and field 
experience and, of course, in the library (nursing is never referred to as a 
"cake" major.) At Ravenna's Hattie Larlham Foundation, where severely 
handicapped and mentally retarded children are cared for, Julie Kincer, a 
junior (this page, right), and junior Maria Rubeis (below) practice some of 
their nursing skills while working on their bedside manners. 

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Darla Talbott: junior, nursing 

I went to Massilon Community Hospital School of Nursing 
for a three year degree. It's supposed to be one of the best 
schools in the state. We didn't study English or social 
sciences there . . . nothing but nursing and clinical. There 
were only twenty-six others in my class and they're all 
working now. I took my state boards in July and passed 
them, so I'm a registered nurse, which is about as much of 
a nurse as you can be, short of a doctorate. But I decided 
to come back to school. 

Kent has a very good school of nursing. I've had a lot of 
the things in my other school, but not so much in depth. 
The main reason I came back, which is not my reason 
anymore, is because I wanted to go into psychiatric nursing 
— counseling adolescents, especially in drug abuse. Now I 
don't want to do that because I've worked on a psychiatric 
unit at Akron General and I can't do it for the rest of my life. 
But I will always be a nurse. When I graduate, I'll have a 
bachelors in nursing, as well as my RN, and I suppose I'll go 
back to work somewhere. So many positions are open in 
nursing. I can't imagine graduating and not knowing what 
you were going to do. 



Phvs Ed. Recreation, and Dance 

Kelly Donley: junior, recreation 

A lot of times when people think about recreation, they 
think of it as a cake field. But you have to have a 
background in sociology, biology if you're in therapeutics 
... I have a business background. There are theories and 
philosophies of recreation just like everything else. 

The best part of the program is that in your sophomore 
year it gets you out in the field. You can be told and told 
what it's like, but nobody can tell you what area you're 
going to fit into. I've worked at a daycare center, in a junior 
high, with the elderly. And your senior year, you have to do 
a forty hour a week internship. People have done fieldwork 
in places like racquetball clubs, summer camps, 
intramurals programs — setting up day-to-day activities for 
every age group. 

The area I'm in is recreation and community, which 
involves things like administrating and program planning in 
parks and private athletic clubs. It's a broad area because 
you can also get into cruise-directing, working in YMCA's 
— getting programs together and letting people know 
about them. The whole job depends on good PR. 

In some areas of recreation, it's getting hard to find jobs. 
Outdoor education programs are being cut all over. Lots of 
people are going into therapeutics so that's filling up. 
Management, the field I'm in, is opening up though. People 
can't travel as much lately, so new parks and recreation 
facilities are being set up everywhere. 


PERD is exactly that — Physical Education, 
Recreation, and Dance. In addition to its majors, the 
College caters to the creative, recreative, and 
performance needs of the University at large. The 
Memorial Gym Annex is the facility most commonly 
associated with PERD. There basic skills, including 
senior industrial major Jeff Shoemaker's archery class 
(opposite top) are taught and professional skills 
mastered. Among the most demanding of these is 
dance. Lisa Deranek, a sophomore majoring in biology 
and minoring in dance, proves her grasp of the 
vocabulary(this page, left)while in Michelle Zeller's jazz 
class, students are tested on their technique (below). 

photos by Gary Harwood 


Brad Bigley 

Dr. Robert Stadulis: assistant professor, physical 
education and 1982 Distinguished Teacher 

Above all else, I can honestly say that watching a student 
grow, watching a student complete the process is probably 
the most important reward available. When you're 
advising, you really get to know the student over the four or 
five years that he is here, and there is really a sense of 
accomplishment in seeing him achieve what he sets out to 

Anyone can look in a book. What's important is, can they 
apply it? Can they work with it and be creative with it? We 
seem indoctrinated to do the minimum. As long as you can 
get by, that's good enough. That bothers me; it's so hard 
to get students out of that "curve" model. "Where am I on 
the curve?" To hell with the curve . . . where are you in 
terms of you? 

I'm really like a doctor in the sense that I'm always on 
call — the door is always open and I try to, if you will, be of 
service whenever I can. That entails being really available. 
I've got graduate students that can't get down here during 
the week because they are teaching. I've got to make a 
commitment to them, or I can't be effective. I would say 
the average workload of myself and the other two faculty 
members who share my complex would be about eighty 
hours a week. We run a Saturday program, and we're here 
all day Saturday, just as we're here on the other five days. 

Gary Harwood 


Henri Adjodha 

For those who take advantage of the Annex's library, physical education obviously 
connotes something much more involved than "gym" (opposite top). However, the 
physical part is fully as important to those, like senior telecom major Cookie Krizmanich, 
who only pass through the Annex on Tuesday and Thursday nights for slimnastics (above). 
And in the Memorial Gym proper, the best efforts of Kent State's physical efforts, 
especially in basketball and swimming, are presented for each season's competitions. 



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President Michael Schwartz 

photos by Bob Sorino 


He is Kent State University's biggest fan, an admissions 
officer's dream. He broadcasts Kent State as a fine 
university that will get even better. His enthusiasm infects 
nearly everyone from faculty and students to townspeople 
and businessmen. After meeting with him, you can't help 
feeling proud of your association with the University. And 
above all these, he is Kent State's most visible freshman: 
President Michael Schwartz. 

The youngest man to head KSU since its first president, 
John McGilvrey, the 45-year-old Schwartz was chosen 
successor to the retiring Brage Golding by a presidential 

search committee. While six years in the administrative 
wings were an obvious advantage in University knowledge, 
they were also a handicap, for they pinned his flaws to his 
sleeve. Schwartz survived the selection process, however, 
to take the helm of a University whose problems had been 
calmed, but not solved during Golding's five-year tenure. 
An incredible student demographic shift, massive statewide 
budget cuts, and increased competition from nearby 
schools were only three of the obstacles facing the new 
president when he took office in September. 


Bob Sorino 

Gary Harwood 


Bob Sorino 

Bob Sorino 

Dr. Schwartz began his life as a Chicago street kid who 
grew up a stone's throw from Lake Michigan. His appetite 
for academics did not become apparent until he traveled 
south to the University of Illinois, where he became 
fascinated with learning, and where he met his wife, 
Ettabelle. One year after receiving his bachelor's degree in 
psychology in 1958, Schwartz earned a master's degree in 
labor and industrial relations. And a short time later came 
his doctorate in sociology. 

In 1962, he became a sociology professor at Detroit's 
Wayne State University, and in the automobile capitol 
reeling from recession, he found himself drawn to the 
problems of children of unemployed workers. Refusing to 
accept prevailing theories linking juvenile delinquency to 
environmental factors, Dr. Schwartz built the framework 
for his own theory. His research brought him national 
acclain in academic circles. 

From Wayne State he moved on in 1970 to Florida 
•Atlantic University, where he took charge of a foundering 
sociology department and later became dean of the College 
of Social Sciences. But Schwartz was going places fast, so 
it came as no surprise when, in 1976, Kent State lured him 
from the sand and surf to become vice-president of 
graduate studies and research. And finally, after a term as 
Kent State's vice-president of academic and student affairs 

and provost, he is the University's tenth president, a 
position he wanted very badly. He became a teacher 
because of his genuine concern for young people, and 
perhaps he viewed a university presidency as the most 
influential part he could play in their lives. 

That is the story behind the man who began the most 
consuming challenge of his life last September. It has been 
rough going ever since. During the fall semester alone, 
Kent State received public attention over conflicts between 
the Daily Kent Stater and the Undergraduate Student 
Senate, as well as the exposure of grade fraud from years 
past, accusations of sexism and racism at the University, 
and a proposal by former Governor Rhodes to merge Kent 
State and Akron Universities. Schwartz is devoted to 
solving these problems and also to forming a clear, concise 
University mission statement and improving research 
opportunities and awareness. All this from a man who 
would be happiest flying to Europe and simply strolling the 
winding streets of the town. Today, Michael Schwartz can 
only reminisce about sitting back with a book of Russian 
history and listening to music for hours. Today, he is a 
university president driven by his conviction that each and 
every Kent State diploma must represent a quality 

Kerry John 


Orientation Week 

Lines, forms, numbers, registration . . . confusion. A sea 
of new faces, and every one of them looks just as dismayed 
as my own. Food coupons, ID cards, more registration . . . 
when do the lines stop? Come to think of it, where do they 
stop? Where do they start? Things are getting impossibly 
complicated already, and it's only the beginning of 
Orientation Week. Is it going to be this way for four years? 
Oh God, I sure hope not. 

Alas, the inevitable. The dreaded placement tests. It's 
the same old story — no one finishes the math exam 
except Pointdexter, the bespectacled computer science 
major. But I'm just a freshman and I'm not proud. Who 
cares if I guess? I've got nothing to lose, right? Wrong. I got 
placed in honors calculus. Imagine me, the same person 
who got straight D's in high school geometry, struggling 
along in honors calculus. A little more complication? More 
confusion? I can cope ... I have to. 

The first night in the dorm was incredible. I found myself 
sitting around, talking to five guys I didn't even know, 
playing poker with food coupons, and watching Johnny 
Carson. "By this time next week," one of my new friends 
joked, "I'll have skipped my first class." College obviously 
means different things to different people. 

The next day, the campus was transformed into a huge 
cattle yard, filled with ignorant freshmen who needed to be 
herded from advising session to advising session and 
prepared for slaughter at the end of the week. That 
slaughter came swiftly, but not without warning. And it had 
a much nicer name: they call it "Scheduling." What an 
experience. Five thousand panicked students running amok 
in a barricaded ballroom . . . the proverbial blitz. None of us 
had the faintest idea what we were doing; what we could 
grasp was that we needed classes — some kind of classes. 
The only things that got most of us through was basic 
survival instinct. In the end, everything has a way of 
working itself out. 

Gary Harwood 

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Bob Sorino 

In all fairness, the University makes some effort to 
treat its freshmen like people rather than branded 
cattle. Orientation Week is a classic microcosm of 
Kent State life; some things are successful beyond 
every expectation, others fail miserably for no reason 
at all. Registration is a perfect example. Confusion is 
not an inherent part of the situation; it comes in 
between the ears of worn down and harrassed 
freshmen very similar to Laurie Manning, a 
prospective criminal justice major (opposite top). The 
New Games (opposite bottom), are less dependable 
— one of those mandatory events that usually prove 
enjoyable for those who bother to show up. 
Orientation Week also has its competitive side. At 
Music and Speech, future fashion merchandising 
major Lynn Yoder tries out for the marching band's 
flag squad (this page, left). And back in the dorm — 
Manchester, to be specific — five more novices learn 
the basic principle of survival at college: when all else 
fails, find your friends. 

Gary Harwood 


Photos by Herb Detrick 


For some people, Orientation Week was great. For 
others, it was hell. For most of us it was both, and maybe 
that's the way of the world. It was a weird time that a lot of 
"mere freshmen" would probably like to forget, but is was 
also a perfect opportunity to get used to the run-around 
that is college life. And it was definitely one of those times 
that looks better when you look back. I just can't wait for 
the day when I can laugh and say "Oh yeah, I remember 
when I was a freshman 

Brian Mooar 

What could be more appropriate at a notorious suitcase college than 
"Get-away Trips" on the very first weekend of the semester? No wonder 
so many freshmen (not to mention sophomores, juniors, and seniors) feel 
uncomfortable sticking around — they were pushed out of the nest before 
they had a chance to realize how comfortable it was. The trips are, 
however, a good example of the Orientation Program's efforts to acquaint 
new students with the area's more exciting attractions. On Thursday, 
August 26, buses left for Blossom Music Center and a quintessential 
northeastern Ohio evening with the Michael Stanley Band. Friday featured 
musical theater: Westside Story at the Huntington Playhouse. Saturday 
was for riding — rollercoasters at Geauga Lake or canoes at Mohican 
State Park. And the weekend wound down with trips to Sea World or the 
Pro Football Hall of Fame on Sunday. 


Mav 4. 1982 

Brad Bigley 

The Vigil 


Gary Harwood 

Remember, reflect, teach . . . 

How much of your education, after twelve or fourteen 
years, is still with you? How many of the many lessons 
you've been taught are in there somewhere, waiting to be 
applied? Have you filed them away, or do you bring them 
out sometimes and think about them? Can you make 
connections? Generalizations? Do you ever put your hand 
in the fire a second time when it's been badly burned? Do 
you ever consider that your friend's misfortune might as 
easily be your own? 

On May 4, 1970, four people were killed on this campus: 
that is a historical fact. It can be forgotten or ignored, but 
never erased. And unlike some facts that are better left 
alone, the fact of May 4 is resurrected each year, held up 
once again for public scrutiny. It always hurts, and although 
the doctor will tell you that masking pain is dangerous, 
sometimes all you can do is treat the symptoms. People 
aren't as easily resurrected as facts. 

The particular climate that generated May 4 is, like the 
event itself, history. The war in Vietnam is over. Nixon is 
over. Even James Rhodes, the most availabe villain, has 
stepped down. In one sense, at least, the danger is past; for 
those who prefer to forget, it is absolutely past. It seems 
cruel, perverse, to remember a fear that has eased over 
the years — to stir up settled confusion. 

But if the old litany is true, if those who forget are indeed 
doomed to repeat, then perhaps it is more cruel to forget. 
What happens when a student is killed? His future is 
destroyed. His very right to life is not merely neglected, but 
denied. These are the absolutes of May 4, the 
consequences independent of blame or judgment. Can 
they occur in 1982? Do maimed educational budgets 
destroy futures? Does racial or sexual discrimination deny 
rights? Is killing a person's hope and aspirations preferable 
to killing his body — or are they fundamentally the same 

Gary Harwood 


Dan Stitt 

Think about it. Even those who would prefer to forget 
would not, in all liklihood, prefer these injustices. They 
oppose the commemoration of May 4 because it has 
become "Political"; the universals are being lost in a blur of 
popular causes; the solemn memory of the dead is being 
abused. But think about it. May 4 was a political event, 
occasioned by a war protest. And although that protest 
finally brought the war home, it was begun by students 
looking beyond their homes, toward people in a very 
foreign land. So few truly significant events have a pure, 
single focus. Memory bounces off them like light reflecting 
from a mirror, spreading away to brighten the corners . . . 
or to reveal the implications. 

What are the "implications" that somehow get attached 
to May 4? In 1982, someone mentioned El Salvador — a 
messy situation to say the least and far removed from 
Kent, Ohio. But the aberration that disturbed Kent on May 
4 is a daily fact of life, or death in El Salvador, in Beirut, in 
Ireland. Can there be a wrong time or place for 
remembering that? Can forgetting a tragedy at home 

encourage the forgetting of all human tragedy. When the 
war came home, it came home to stay. It will stay until 
some concerted effort is made to end it on a worldwide 
scale. El Salvador, the draft, the government's educational 
policy ... all have their place in the May 4 
commemoration. They aren't the central issue, but in 
1982, they are the important issues. 

And when the important issues are understood, they 
must be communicated. Hundreds of books have been 
written, classes taught, and projects researched on May 4, 
but it is not, in the end, an academic matter. The teaching 
that counts is the teaching that leaves the University. Like 
all good teaching, it is rational, tolerant, perseverant. It is 
an explanation to those who would reach back into the fire, 
that the pain of memory hardly equals the pain of actual 
suffering. And it is the teaching, even more than the 
rememberance or the reflection, which insures that history 
will not repeat itself. 

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Stereotypes die hard. Picture a soldier: John Wayne in 
The Green Berets or even Gomer Pyle's Sargeant Carter. 
They are hardened, grim; above all, they are men. Now 
picture a nurse: someone clean and motherly (not fatherly) 
dressed in white. Could any two roles be more mutually 

The longer you live, however, the more you realize that 
stereotypes almost never apply to actual people. Denise 
Randell, for example, is a soldier and a nurse, or she will be 
both when she is graduated from Kent in December of 
1983. And in combining the two, she typifies the new 
military personality, a personality whose patriotism is 
pragmatic rather than fanatic and whose motivation is an 
equal mix of personal and national security. 

"I always wanted to be in the military," Denise says. She 
planned to enlist in the Navy before the Air Force ROTC 
program at Kent State offered her a chance to attend 
college and study nursing, a chance she would not 
otherwise have had. Taking that chance to realize both her 
ambitions involved an interesting compromise. 

"When you commit yourself to the Air Force," she 
explains, "you have to sign a paper agreeing to do certain 
things like shooting a handgun or working with nukes. I 
signed the paper, but I don't agree with everything it said. 
As a nurse, I should never have to fire a handgun anyway. 
Signing was a compromise I chose to make." 

Bob Brindley 

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For Denise, the benefits of that compromise have far 
outweighted its difficulties. In the ROTC program, she found 
people who were interested in her questions and problems, 
who made her feel wanted. "The Air Force," she says, "is 
like a big family. The more I'm into it, the more I feel that 
way." Paradoxically, she found that feeling absent in the 
School of Nursing, where concern and helping are the 
course of study. 

And so, although nursing will be her career, the Air Force 
will be her way of life ... at least for her four-year service 
obligation. ROTC courses are designed, in part, to prepare 
cadets for the military lifestyle. They emphasize such 

general skills as leadership and communication, but they 
also teach the essentials of base life: protocol and 
hierarchy, logistics and military codes. Such regimentation 
seems prohibitive to students on the outside, but like the 
uniform, it is an integral part of the responsibility of military 

Another fact of military life is the unbalanced ratio of 
males to females. In Denise's senior class, there are twenty 
cadets, three of whom are women. At basic training, four of 
twenty-five were women. Attitudes toward the female 
minority vary, but according to Denise, there's always the 
challenge to "prove yourself." 


Bob Brindley 


During her stay at a base in Arkansas one summer, Denise sat in 
on several "bitch sessions" with the female officers. A typical topic 
of conversation was the uniform. "When was the last time you saw 
an executive wear a peter pan collar?" she quotes one of the 
officers. "It's too bad that sometimes you have to act like a bitch 
to prove you know what you're doing, whether you look like it or 

Even in the Air Force, however, the nursing profession is 
dominated by women, a fact which should save Denise a certain 
amount of proving when she has received her assignment. She cites 
the certainty of that assignment, not only for nurses but for all 
AFROTC graduates, as a major attraction of the ROTC program. 

"When I wear my uniform on campus," she says, "the reactions I 
get from other students are mostly caused by ignorance rather 
than disrespect. Things are quiet now — we're not fighting a war 
— and people understand our motives for joining ROTC. There are 
no jobs on the outside ... we need jobs." 

Eventually, Denise would like to become a midwife. The Air Force 
can supply the special training she needs to realize that ambition, 
but first she must demonstrate her ability and responsibility. Some 
ROTC cadets are discouraged by the demands made of them for 
such demonstration. Denise takes it in stride. "The Air Force is 
going to let me be what I want to be," she says. 

And because it lets not only nursing students, but also pilots and 
geologists and physicists and journalists and a host of other majors 
"be what they want to be," ROTC programs have lost the 
controversial edge they once had. In the 1980s, ROTC has become 
a viable means to a variety of ends for a variety of people. Without 
their uniforms, today's ROTC cadets resemble soldiers about as 
closely as today's nurses resemble John Wayne. 

Barb Gerwin 




Bob Sorino 

Saturday morning's Homecoming parade featured 

this Scottish bagpipe band in addition to the more 
traditional units (above). Horse-drawn carriages 

also took to the streets, providing a different view 

of campus to returning alumni (this page, right). 

The big weekend kicked off on Friday afternoon 

with a Superstars competition between teams of 

dorm students, independents, and alumni. Frank 

Montini gives his all in the tug of war phase of that 

competition (opposite top), and when it all was 

over, Mary Hrvatin and her Dueling Deuces team 

from the second floor of Fletcher carried off the 

first-place trophy (opposite bottom). 

Bob Sorino 
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Gary Harwood 

Return to the Good Old Days . . . that's just what Kent 
State did from September 29 to October 2, 1982, when 
nostalgic themes added to the continuing tradition of 

Various organizations dabbled in the festivities of the 
weekend by sponsoring theme-oriented events of their 
own. Regalia from various periods were characteristic of 
KIC's "old-fashioned dinner" at Manchester Field and 
IGPB's 50s dance in the Rathskellar. And the undeniably 
appropriate bee-bop and blues of Saturday night's semi- 
formal had the ballroom jumping with young and old alike, 
capping the reminiscences that began, for many, with a 
horse-drawn carriage ride around campus on Friday 

Clear skies and a large parade audience welcomed the 
sixty-eight-unit procession of floats, bands, and vintage 
autos that opened Homecoming Saturday. The parade was 
led by KSU alumnus and Parade Marshal Major General 
James McCarthy. And, for the movie buffs, a special 
appearance was made by the Campus Bus Service's 
resident celebrity, the bus shown speeding away at the 
close of the movie The Graduate. 

But what would Homecoming be without football? In 
addition to its honor of being the big Homecoming game, 
Saturday's contest marked the Golden Flashes' first 


The halftime entertainment at Saturday's Homecoming game 

included music by the KSU marching and alumni bands (this 

page, right) and the crowning of Homecoming King Tim Green, a 

senior majoring in recreational therapy, and Queen Leesa Ann 

Bradley, a sophomore majoring in flight operations (opposite 
bottom). In the stands, seniors Jim Repas (with "Kenf'sign) and 

Brian Schorr enjoy the summery afternoon despite its dreary 

football (this page, bottom). The highlight of the game was the 

appearance of a smoke bomb which was tossed back and forth 

between the field and the stands (opposite top). 

Ron Alston 

Brad Bigley 


Bob Sorino 

home appearance of the season. Enthusiasm and 
expectations ran high as thousands flocked to the game. 
When they arrived, another taste of the old days greeted 
them in the form of 25$ hotdogs and 5$ Cokes. 
Outstanding performances by the KSU marching and 
alumni bands were crowd pleasers, as was the crowning of 
the Homecoming King and Queen. But an errant smoke 
bomb and a 20-0 loss to Miami quickly brought fans back to 
the reality of the Flashes' 1982 season. 

In the end, however, the success of the theme prevailed. 
KSU alumni, students, friends, and visitors all found an 
alternative to today's hard times by taking just a few days 
and returning ... to Kent State and the good old days. 

Kerry John 

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Greek Week 

Gary Harwood 

Greek Week 1982 kicked off at the Krazy Horse on March 
29 with the annual Greek Godess pageant. Contestants were 
judged in casual prep, evening gown, and swimsuit 
competitions and a gruelling question and answer phase 
designed to test their poise. Coming out on top at the 
evening's end was Jon "Jodi" Vandeveld, the Phi Sigma 
Kappa/Delta Gamma contestant. First runner-up was Dale 
"Darlene" Zink of Delta Tau Delta/Delta Zeta and in second 
place was Jerry "Geradline" White, sponsored by Sigma Tau 
Delta/Alpha Phi/Sigma Chi. 

The Pageant was followed on March 30 by a Songfest held 
at the University Auditorium. Winners of that event were Alpha 
Epsilon Phi/Delta Zeta/Signa Tau Gamma/Alpha Epsilon Pi 
for their selections from the musical South Pacific. Selections 
from Oklahoma earned second place for Alpha Phi/Alpha Chi 
Rho/Sigma Alpha Epsilon and taking third place with numbers 
from Cinderella were Delta Gamma/Theta Chi/Sigma Phi 
Epsilon/Sigma Chi. 

The Loose Caboose was the scene for the next event, a 
Dance-a-Thon held on April 2. The test of nerves and 
endurance, which lasted from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, benefitted 
the Portage County Big Brothers and Sisters program. 
Winners received a trip for two to New York City. 

The Greek Games, traditionally the finale of the Week, were 
postponed a week because of inclement weather and finally 
held indoors, in the University School Auditorium. Winners in 
the fraternity category were the brothers of Delta Tau Delta 
with Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Chi sharing second. 
Sorority winner was Delta Zeta with a second place tie 
between Alpha Phi and Delta Gamma. Winners of the spirit 
award were Alpha Phi and Phi Sigma Kappa. 

Brad Bigley 


Brad Bigley 


ThP I ast M*A*S*H Bash 

It was just another February evening at Kent State 
University. The ususal mixture of sound and silence 
prevailed: a few people studying in the lounge down the 
hall, a few muscleheads making their usual post-weekend 

Around 8:00, the pace began to pick up — something 
very unusual for a Monday night. It soon became clear that 
this would be no ordinary evening. The routine had been 
upset by a "mere" television program: the final epsiode of 

That episode had everyone talking for one reason or 
another. It was a historical event, pulling in million-dollar 
sponsors. It was a 2Vz hour chunk of Monday night when 
studying was out of the question. And it was true: the 
members of the 4077th were finally coming home. 

photos by Gary Harwood 


Since its beginnings in 1972, M*A*S*H has been one of 
the most talked about and well-loved television series ever 
produced. In its eleven-year run, it became more than just 
another mindless situation comedy; it became a statement 
against war. And the fast-paced and dependable humor 
became a cloak for that larger social statement. 

For Dr. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce, the Korean 
War was a big mistake, but he felt a sense of duty to the 
wounded who paraded through the 4077th on an endless 
assembly line. His final breakdown seemed inevitable, 
though his insanity and outlandish pranks were a mainstay 
of M*A*S*H. 

All of the cast, in fact, made its contribution to the series. 
Viewers were treated to an eleven-year process of 
character growth and development at the end of which, 

the "characters" had become too real to retain that 
description. They had become people. 

And so it was only natural that the viewers should be 
there at the end to see Hawkeye and BJ. take their last 
drink together; to see Klinger's wedding and Colonel 
Potter's farewell ride into the sunset. And it seemed right 
that with the end, the members of the 4077th were 
released from the torment of the Korean conflict forever. 

Perhaps it was time for the series to end, for its cast to 
say good-bye. But M*A*S*H will never be gone forever 
because a little part of the show will live on in all its fans. We 
have not lost a friend; we have gained a memory that can 
never be taken away. 

Brian Mooar 


King Kennedy Center 

Bob Sorino 

Kent State University has been known for it's radical 
student body and their extremist ideas dating from the 
Vietnam War protests of the 60s to the draft 
registration/financial aid controversy of today. Protesting 
is a way of voicing discontent. In 1969 the students of KSU 
began a protest that is still going on. It is a protest against 
poverty, illiteracy, and social need. 

The King Kennedy Center, located on Farfield Ave. in the 
poverty stricken McElrath area of Ravenna, began as a 
service project for the KSU Greeks. Soon the entire student 
community, faculty, and administration got involved in 

what was the first and is still the only university-funded 
neighborhood center in the country. With the help of the 
Cleveland and Knight Foundations, KSU students pledged 
to raise $80,000 to build the first of a two building complex, 
consisting of a community center and a gymnasium. To 
accomplish this an optional $2.00 fee was put on the 
registration payment form. In 1973 student support totaled 
$22,000. In 1983, with many organizations dependent 
upon donations, King Kennedy saw its spring semester 
contributions dwindle. Only $300 dollars were received, 
but the Center remains open. 


Bob Sorino 


On November 4, 1978, King Kennedy opened its doors to 
the people of McElrath to provide them with some badly 
needed services. Serving over 300 people in the local area 
and about 1500 throughout Portage County, King Kennedy 
offers children's programs such as the youth council, 
computer club, drill team, drama club, three 4-H clubs, 
Round Robin Tutoring with the participation of KSU 
students, and the Roger Henry "Challenge to Read 
program." For adults the center offers the Vietnam 
Veterans Association, an adult Bible class, the NAACP, crisis 
intervention, and financial information services. 

The 6000 square foot community center has office 
space, two meeting rooms, a kitchen, a small library, and a 
main hall where dances are held by the 4-H Clubs. The 
building also has a $2000 a month heating bill which has 
forced it to limit its hours, opening only on Tuesdays and 
Thursdays from 3:00-8:00 p.m. 

With a remaining mortgage of $11,000 King Kennedy is 
finding it increasingly difficult to meet its monthly 
obligations. The United Way contributes over $11,000 
annually to King Kennedy for maintenance of the building 
and for the salary of a part-time director. But none of this 
helps pay the mortgage. 

The people of McElrath need the King Kennedy Center 
more today than ever. With the help of the students of 
KSU, King Kennedy could once again provide many services 
that have been discontinued because of the financial 
crunch. It's as simple as checking the $2.00 box #46 on 
your registration payment form. 

Bob Sorino 


photos by Gary Harwood 


Spring Fling 

photos by Bob Sorino 


What could have been a needed boost for the 
King Kennedy Center, turned out to be the usual 
Kent State apathetic flop. The Spring Fling, 
sponsored by Black United Students and 
Undergraduate Student Senate, had the 
attendance of a lecture by Howard Cosell on the 
agony of laryngitis. For $3.00 a couple you 
could enjoy an evening of dancing and friendship 
and help the financially troubled King Kennedy 
Center. The benefit was held at the Student 
Center Ballroom on Feb. 24. 



It's a required part of college life now for many majors. 
You think about it when you flip through the catalog and 
see it when, as a freshman, you wonder if you will last long 
enough in college to start and complete it. The 
upperclassmen bitch and complain about how tough theirs 
were and how rough it was finding them in the first place. 

But when you yourself start looking you know you are 
reaching the end of your college career. And when you are 
working on one and you do something good, it gives you a 
great feeling. When you hear later of compliments paid you 
or you receive a good grade for the work you did, you start 
to feel that maybe, just maybe, you know what you are 
doing in your major. Maybe you'll make it out in the real 

What is this beast that gives college students both 
pleasure and pain? The internship, the field study, plain old 
practical experience ... all of these mean working at a part 
of full time job in your major for credit. 

While not everyone agrees on the benefits and 
drawbacks of an internship experience, both faculty and 

students usually do agree that the work experience helped 
the student learn something. 

The learning process usually starts with the job search. 
And this search can take many forms. Maybe your old 
Uncle Joe can get you in at his old drinking buddy's 
company. Maybe the boss from your high school job can 
help you out. But more than likely, the search begins at a 
bulletin board with the internship list furnished by your 
academic department. From there, you find yourself 
talking to the professor who coordinates the program for 
your major. 

However, you may not go through your academic 
department at all. Another place offering help to KSU 
students seeking internships is the Career Planning and 
Placement Center. The Center provides placement 
services for KSU graduates, seniors, and other registered 
students seeking either permanent or field experience jobs. 

Roberta Vertucci, program officer for the Center, says 
that she and her fellow workers do what they can to place 
students in their fields. 

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Henri Adjodha 


Randy Nyerges 

"We try to work with the students needs and wants, 
while at the same time trying to be realistic with him," 
Vertucci says. "It's a tough time trying to find a job right 
now; we try to tell a student that what he or she wants may 
not be available right away. We give them every bit of help 
that we can in getting a start in their fields." 

The input that Vertucci receives from employers of KSU 
interns is mostly positive. "Both the Center and myself get 
a lot of good comments about KSu students who are 

working," she says. "We get comments from some 
employers looking for other KSU interns, and that is a good 
sign for the school." 

The methods of doing internship work are as varied as 
the methods of finding it. 

One of the oldest internship programs at KSU is the 
School of Journalism's. Professor William Fisher, 
coordinator of the program, says that the close to forty 
year old program is known for its quality by employers 
around the country. 

"Employers know from past results, other employers, 
and KSU's reputation that they should get a good person if 
that person is from KSU." 

Fisher notes that the internship, which is required for 
journalism majors, is good experience for the students. "On 
the job experience can usually give the student a taste of 
what the field could hold in store for him as a future." 

A program that is younger than the School of 
Journalism's but still doing well is that of the geography 
department. Dr. Bart Epstein, chairman of the department, 
said that the program is only about seven or eight years 
old, but is getting stronger. 

"The geography field study can be in different areas of 
the field," Epstein says. "We have some who work in city 
planning, others who do work in land-use studies, public 
agency work, and other areas." 

"We average about eight or ten students on field study 
per year, and they serve in varying capacities," he 
continues. "We find that the experience really benefits 
them in learning about more outside-oriented activities. 
They come back and can use the experience to their 
benefit in classes and eventually in their jobs." 

The political science department does not require an 
internship of its majors, but those students who do choose 
to take them usually find the experience valuable according 
to Dr. Gertrude Steuernagel, the department's internship 

"We don't require it, but we've had students come back 
from working on a political campaign or working in a 
legislator's office with lots of information and new ideas to 
use," Steuernagel says. 

Some political science students do internship work while 
participating in the department's spring semester in 
Washington, D.C. Others find work in Ohio. 

"It's usually a good experience, even if the student isn't 
always thrilled by the work. It's good because it gives them 
a hands on experience," Steuernagel concludes. 

Those students from any major who find internships 
usually also find valuable career starters which give them a 
chance to test the skills they have obtained through the 
college process. For many, it is the end of that classroom 
process. But it may also mark the beginning of a 
professional career. 

Jeff Gallatin 


K£l) Theater Rarkstage 

photos by Gary Harwood 


Lights, costumes, makeup . . . they are what make the 
theater world go round. They are the unifying elements that 
make actors become characters and staged scenes come 
to life. Over the course of any average theater season, 
many people get a chance to see shows like Pippin, 
Chicago, or Lester Sims Retires Tomorrow, but only a 
handfull of stage hands get to see the work that goes on 
behind the scenes. The workers that have contributed to 
these shows are often the people who have done the most 
work. Unfortunately, they are also the people who receive 
the least credit. 

Weeks of hard work and seemingly endless rehearsals are 
dedicated to the preparation of a few nights of active 
performance. The actors and actresses get the chance to 
spend a few moments in the spotlight, to receive a little 
applause. For the stage crew, there is no such gratification. 


photos by Bob Sorino 


According to costume designer LuEtt Hanson, the 
rewards she derives from her work are much less tangible 
than applause. 

"I am happy with my work because it involves the 
creation of a visual effect that works in its own right — and 
seeing ideas become realities is rewarding. It is really great 
to have an idea and see it on paper, then be able to see it 
transformed into something that is three dimensional," 
Hanson explains. 

"And my work is never really done. There are always 
changes and repairs to take care of; there is always a 
chance to look back and say 'I wish that I would have done 
this or that.' Theoretically, my job is finished on opening 
night," she concludes. "Then I feel like the rest of the cast 
and crew are supposed to feel on closing night. The show is 
over for me." 

Others, including technical director Ted Belden, set 
designer Antonio Barrera, and choreographer/director Ron 
Spangler, also spend long, hard hours on work which is, at 
times, thankless. 

"Everyone always sees the actors," says Candy 
Coleman, stage manager for the musical Chicago, "but the 
people behind the scenes are the ones that are putting in 
the hours of work which no one ever has a chance to see. 
We behind the scenes don't get the applause that the 
actors receive, so it is much more natural for us to want to 
move along to the next project. Actors always want shows 
to last forever, but I'm always ready for a new challenge." 

Brian Mooar 


Bob Sorino 


Bob Sorino 


Black History Month 

"Not for a week or a month, but for a lifetime" was the 
theme of Black History Month, celebrated during February, 
1983. The objective of the month was to draw attention to 
the accomplishments of blacks throughout American 
history and to increase pride and unity among Kent State's 
black students. In keeping with these goals, a number of 
programs and workshops were scheduled to highlight the 
various facets of the black experience. 

Leonne Hudson, a graduate student in American history, 
presented the opening lecture on "The Meaning of Black 
History Month." Hudson attributed the gap that exists 
between blacks and whites to "a lack of knowledge." In 
particular, he stressed a faulty knowledge — among 
whites and blacks — of black historical accomplishments, 
which are often ignored by history textbooks. The most 
effective remedy to this ignorance, Hudson suggested, is 
careful education, the prerequisite to the eventual 
rewriting of the deficient books. 

Henri Adjodha 

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In another type of program, entertainer Geoffrey 
Holder addressed the creative side of the black 
experience. Through drama, interpretive dance, and 
comedy, he proved both his own versatility and the 
limitless contributions that blacks can and have made to 
American theater. Despite these contributions, Holder 
believes that blacks aren't getting a fair share of the 
acting world. Misunderstanding, it would seem, carries 
over into creative as well as intellectual pursuits. 

The problems of institutionalized racism were 
discussed by criminal trial lawyer Leslie Gaines Jr. 
Gaines emphasized the importance of pride, 
perseverance, and family to the success of black men 
and women in white-dominated fields such as law. He 
also encouraged black students to take setbacks as 
challenges rather than defeats. 

These examples are only a few of the many Black 
History Month events. When the heavier issues had been 
raised and discussed, however, that month ended on a 
light and positive note. The All-Campus Programming 
Board and Black United Students cooperated to bring 
the group One Way to the Student Center Ballroom on 
February 27. The well-attended concert concluded a 
special month, but opened a new year of black 
awareness for Kent State students. 

Bob Brindley 



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Herb Detrick 

Does anyone say "check it out" anymore (meaning, of course, direct your attention in "its" 
general direction)? The "it" you're checking doesn't have to be anything special. Empty space 
is good, and for sophomore architect majors Craig Sanders and Karen Cline, fall is full of 
things (i.e. leaves) that are worth looking at simply because a month ago they were all out of 
reach (opposite bottom). There's always, always the weather to keep an eye on — like death 
and finals, it won't go away. Freshmen Paul Graves, a political science major, and Gabnella 
Warmenhoven, undeclared, take a peek at Kent's all-purpose day (above). And indoors, the 
old "like mother, like child" adage gets a visual application (this page, right). 


Anyone with a radio can call himself a music lover. Anyone with a few 
bucks can be a dancer for the night at the Krazy Horse Lounge. But you 
have to respect the people whose interest in the arts goes a little 
deeper, whose talent — whether for fun or profit — allows for a little 
more than dial-turning or slow-dancing. The size of the audience (or 
potential audience) varies, but the fascination with performance 
remains the same. Beverly Bokar, a sophomore majoring in 
telecommunications, dreams her way through band practice 
anticipating a football crowd (this page, left) while freshman 
psychology major Marc Banones performs for an audience of one: 
Kathy Tucker, a freshman in special education (opposite bottom). 
Local bands, like the Bettys, are always interested in increasing their 
following (opposite right), but there are always a few who don't mind 
performing solely for themselves (above). 

Ron Alston 



Gary Harwood 

Let's play word association: December . . . Christmas! Christmas . . . 
snow! Snow . . . January, February, March, April, etc. And when there's 
snow (and a handy cafeteria), there's bound to be someone careering 
down front campus on a tray — or a fellow someone. Even for veteran 
northern Ohio residents, winter in Kent takes some getting used to. But 
after the first few months (when you've built up your immunities), it can be 
a pretty good time. 



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Speaking of your natural highs . . . Those who 
shy away from artificial inducement have only 
themselves or their cause to keep them 
stimulated. The Olson weight room is home 
away from home for many KSU health freaks, 
both male and female. Junior physical education 
major Rhonda Hoff and her spotter, Mary Joe 
Clark, a sophomore majoring in design, are 
among those who "life for life" on a regular 
basis (opposite). The nuclear disarmament issue 
is a perfect vehicle for those who prefer to 
dovote their time to something more global than 
individual (above). And what is a hobby but a 
small-scale cause? Hot air ballonist flock 
annually to Ravenna for such events as the 
Balloonaffair (this page, bottom). 

Dan Stitt, opposite; Thomas Lewis, above 



On any given weekend, there are two distinctly different 
ways to approach one downtown Kent. Unless you play the 
game, you probably won't understand. 

First, there's Happy Hour (those magic, magic words). 
It's four o'clock, Friday afternoon, and you can not go on. 
You can not think. Your attention span approximately 
equals the duration of that first cold beer. Your friends are 
waiting for you, saving a table. They want to celebrate, 
can't do it without you . . . can not do it. 

There's something unspeakably comfortable about 
Happy Hour. No surprises, no pressure. It's too early to 
worry where or with whom you'll spend the rest of the 
night. You go down after your last class so nobody cares 
how you look. And you almost always have a happy hour 
home — the place you go every week because you like 
what's happening there. 

That's four o'clock. Ten o'clock is a whole different story. 
You've been home, dressed to kill, and now you're out for 
blood: at the very least, a very good time. At most, your 
body count is at stake and what you want is something 
warm to go with the nice cold beer. And if you don't get it, 
you had the thrill of the chase, which certainly beats the 
thrill of a computer run or the excitement of midterms. 
Friday and Saturday nights are a competitive sport in 
downtown Kent, and after a week or so of studying, that's 
exactly what you need. 

Herb Detrick 

Henri Adjodha 


The doors aren't always literally open in downtown Kent, especially not in February, 
but everyone (with a valid I.D. or two) is welcome. The Robin Hood (opposite 
bottom) is a favorite meeting place for those who aren't up to the long walk 
downtown, or who don't expect to be capable of the long drive home. There are, 
however, advantages to making the journey. The Pufferbelly, opened in December 
1981 in Kent's old railroad station, shares Franklin Street with Ray's, Mother's, and 
the Venice, but offers a slightly more sedate alternative to the usual crowd scene. 

Gary Harwood 

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Atmosphere isn't a thing you can formulate, and 
in downtown Kent it's likely to change from night 
to night, from bar to bar. Still, there are those 
one-word responses that always come to mind 
when someone asks, "Hey, what's that place 
like?" For Mother's (opposite top), that 
response is "reggae," which turns the whole 
room into a dance floor on a good Saturday 
night. Genesis has its psychadelic wall that 
reinforces the air guitarists' illusions of grandeur 
(opposite left). And what would the Krazy Horse 
be without its annual T-shirt contest (opposite 
right)? The Robin Hood generally boasts two 
distinct moods: in the back, the good old boys 
gather around the table (below), while out front, 
the less mellow spectate contests that range 
from pizza-eating to hot legs (this page, left). 

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Ray's and Mother's go together like . . . upstairs and downstairs. On the street level (Franklin 
Street, to be specific), Ray's caters to both pleasure and privacy seekers (this page, top, and 
opposite). People who frequent Ray's are loyal; they usually don't say, "Let's go downtown." 
They say, "Let's hit Ray's." And they hit it for lunch, dinner, happy hour, and the rest of the 
night. A cover charge on the weekends and a narrow flight of stairs make Mother's a little less 
accessible (above), but for draft in mason jars and music that jars Ray's ceiling, it's the only 
place to go. 


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On October 17, The Clash brought their Combat Rock tour to the 
Memorial Gym in a show opened by Cleveland reggae band Spirit I 
and closed by two encores. On April 1, 1982, another ACPB show, 
Bounty Hunter in the Student Center Ballroom, was considerably 
less successful only 92, including members of the band and their 
opening act. Risque, were on hand for the performance. On April 18, 
progressive jazz musician Jeff Lorber and his band drew a more 
enthusiastic crowd to the University Auditorium. 

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Comedian Robin Williams, best known for his 
characterization of Mork in the series Mork and Mindy, 
entertained an audience of 2,884 in the Memorial Gym on 
October 24. Opening for Williams was singer-songwriter 
John Sebastian, former lead for the Lovin' Spoonful. 
Sebastian also closed the show, joining Williams on stage 
for a musical finale. 

Bob Sorino 




Koko Taylor 

The "amazing new" Fayrewether, reorganized but still well-received, made its area 
debut at the Rathskellar on October 21, 1982. The group's theatrics, which place it a 
notch above most local bands, were absent from another Rathskellar event on No- 
vember 15. Leon Redbone brought his characteristically low-key blues act to campus 
for two packed shows on that evening and pleased the crowd with such numbers as 
"My Blue Heaven" and "I Wanna Be Seduced." On April 17, 1982, another audience of 
blues fans packed JB's to hear Chicago's Koko Taylor and her band, the Blues Ma- 

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Leon Redbone 


Thursday Night Comedy 

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Second City Comedy 

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Hennv Youngman 

photos by Bob Brindley 


Comedian Henny Youngman brought his one-liners (Take my 
wife . . . please) to the Rathskellar on January 24. Youngman 
can boast fifty years of steady popularity in the 
entertainment business. Opening the show was Cleveland 
Heights' own Michael Spiro, a singer and comedian in his 
own right. 


Pure Prairie League 

Their recent hit "Let Me Love You Tonight" 
made Pure Prairie League a natural for 
ACPB's Valentine's Day concert in the 
University Auditorium. The band performed 
songs from their entire thirteen-year career, 
including several from their most recent 
album. Opening for the League were Deadly 
Earnest and the Honky Tonk Heroes (above). 


photos by Bob Brindley 

151 Rands 

Bob Brindley 

Brian Mooar 

The bands you can hear around Kent (as opposed to those you can hear around Richfield) fall 
into roughly four categories. First, there are the biggish bands that only pass through 
occasionally; Wild Horses, with the popular "Funky Poodle" to its credit, is one such group 
(this page, top). Then there are the warm-up bands, like Voyeur (this page, bottom left), which 
open for the regular bands, like Alexander (bottom right), that play certain nights at certain 
places every week. And last but not least, there are the Happy Hour groups, like Johnny 
Weniger and Friends (opposite), who play Buffet and Taylor and Browne for an already mellow 
Friday afternoon crowd downtown. 


Bill Spaid 


Porthouse Summer Theater 

Theater at Kent State doesn't take a summer vacation 
like most of the University's students; it moves north. Just 
beyond Cuyahoga Falls, the same hills that shelter the 
ever-popular Blossom Music Center also surround a less 
awesome but equally open-air structure that is the 
Porthouse Theater. Appropriately, Porthouse is affiliated 
with its near neighbor through the Blossom Festival 
School, a program designed to promote close interaction 
between students and professionals in the visual and 
performing arts. Fortunately — for both theater students 
and the local play-going public — the other partner in 
the affiliation is Kent State University. 

The summer of 1982 was the fourteenth season for the 
Porthouse organization, which began in 1969. Each of 
those fourteen seasons has featured its acting and 
producing company of undergrad and graduate students. 
And each season those students — over 500 since 1969 
— have received the benefit of an intensive program of 
instruction and performance, a benefit that is also felt by 
the community. However, each season is also as different 
as the people and plays that compose it. In this respect, 
1982 was no exception. 

The acting company of sixteen was chosen by audition 
and interview while summer was still a daydream in snow- 
bound northeastern Ohio. As always when students are 
being cast, talent wasn't the only criterion for selection; a 
minimun of 64 credit hours and a 2.0 GPA were the 
baseline requirements. Of those who met those 
requirements and demonstrated the ability or potential to 
fill a spot in the company, twelve were Kent State students, 

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When the weather is cooperative, it can contribute an atmosphere to 
outdoor theater that is impossible to achieve anywhere else. And as 
northeastern Ohio is notoriously balmy during the summer months, the 
atmosphere for South Pacific, which ran between July 9 and 25, could 
hardly have been improved upon. Michael Hendrix, a senior from Texas 
Christian University (left), and J. Gareth Wood, a KSU grad student in 
telecommunications, represented the United States Navy in the 
production (opposite top), while romantic leads were filled by Andrea 
Anelli from Hiram College and Joseph Cowperthwaite (this page, bottom 
left). In a less serious moment, Anelli and Philip G.M. Wagnitz. a Kent State 
graduate, steal the show with their rendition of "Honey Bun" (above). And 
backstage, KSU grad student and Porthouse costumer Norma West helps 
volunteer cast member Warren Friedman with his makeup (this page, 

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The second musical of the season was Guys and 
Dolls, called by its director, KSU theater prof Alan 
W. Benson, "one of the high points of the American 
musical theater." James Smith and Carol Klohn, 
two KSU voice majors, dramatize the central 
confrontation between the forces of corruption and 
Salvation (this page, top left), while a more 
harmonious set is formed when Smith is joined by 
George Bruce, a KSU senior in theater (this page, 
top right). And with the addition of Texas Christian's 
Jay Fraley, Salvation is forgotten in favor of the 
longest running floating crap game in the city (this 
page, bottom). The season was not, however, 
totally musical, nor was it all performed at 
Porthouse. On campus at the Wright-Curtis 
Theater, Robert Dawson, a musical theater major 
from Kent, and TCU's Michael Hendrix perform in 
The Runner Stumbles (opposite left), and in 
Tartuffe, Hendrix fills a different sort of role in this 
scene with Mimi Miller, another of KSU's musical 
theater majors (opposite right). 

photos by Henri Adjodha 


one came from nearby Hiram, and three made the 
trip north from Texas Christian University. Their 
reward for agreeing to the hectic schedule of 
rehearsal and performance was six hours of theater 
practicum credit and a monetary scholarship to 
ease the expenses of spending the summer in Kent. 
The production and technical staff was also heavily 
drawn from the University, although such diverse 
programs as telecommunications, fashion 
merchandising, and business were represented. 

The two parts of the company cooperated on a 
season similarly characterized by its diversity, a 
Porthouse policy designed to maximize company 
experience, audience enjoyment, and box office 
receipts. The program included six plays: Arthur 
Miller's Death of a Salesman, Moliere's Tartuffe, 
Rodger's and Hammerstein's South Pacific, The 
Runner Stumbles by Milan Stitt, An Evening of 
Broadway Musicals featuring Earl Wrightson and 
Lois Hunt, and Guys and Dolls by Loesser, Swerling, 
and Burrows. The combination proved a winning 
one for all concerned. 

Barb Gerwin 


Marriage of Figaro 

The School of Music Opera Theater and Sinfonia 
cooperated in the production of Mozart's 
Marriage of Figaro, which opened on March 3, 
1982 (below and opposite right). Another type 
of musical, Three Penny Opera by Bertholt 
Brecht, opened a month later, on April 2, 1982 
(this page, right, and opposite left). 

Brady Bigley 

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Pippin, a musical account of the life of the son of Charlemagne, 
opened at Stump Theater on October 15, 1982. KSU's 
presentation of the play, which was directed on Broadway by 
Bob Fosse and starred Ben Vereen, was directed and 
choreographed by Ron Spangler, co-ordinator of the musical 
theater program. 



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Chicago, a satirical comparison between crime and decadence in the 
.920s and today, opened at Stump theater on February 4. 1983. The 
musical, which was designed to evoke images of vaudeville, was 
iirected by William Zucchero and choreographed by Ron Spangler. 


Lester Sims Retires Tomorrow 

photos by Tim Barmann 


The problems of aging in America were explored in 
Lester Sims Retires Tomorrow, which opened at the 
Wright-Curtis Theater on February 15, 1983. The play, 
written by KSU alumnus William Curtis, featured 
professional television actors George Murdock and 
Jennifer Rhodes. 


Gymnastics in Motion 

Gary Harwood 

Henri Adjodha 

It's been termed "Bachna Mania." That's what 
Intercollegiate Athletics Director Paul Amodio calls the energy 
that has built the Kent State gymnastics program into one of 
the finest in the country. 

The "energy" is Rudy and Janet Bachna. 

The Bachnas, a coaching team for over twenty-five years, 
began the gymnastics program in 1959. Under their 
supervision, student athletes have excelled, learning the skills 
and dedication needed in the competitive and noncompetitive 
ends of the sport. 

The couple have served on the U.S. Olympic Committee for 
men's and women's gymnastics. They have coached and 
managed several Pan American and Olympic teams and have 
served as judges and officials both in the States and abroad. 
And both have been honored for their dedication and 
contributions to the sport. In fact, the Kent State Gymnastics 
Center has been called a tribute to the Bachnas — as well as 
to every KSU coach and athlete. Much of the Center's 
equipment was purchased through the Bachna's efforts, 
which include the children's gymnastics program and the 
annual Gymnastics in Motion presentation. 

1983 marks the twentieth anniversary for Gymnastics in 
Motion — the culmination of each year's hard work for 
student gymnasts. The Bachnas serve as coordinators of this 
effort while the varsity team plans the program. However, 
everyone involved in Kent State's gymnastics club (over one 
hundred in the spring of 1982) helps to prepare the big event. 

Last year's Gymnastics in Motion program was no exception 
to the excellence the Bachnas represent. The evening began 
with the little gymnasts from the Friday afternoon children's 
classes, who demonstrated to the audience a typical training 


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Gymnasts have a rather peculiar lifestyle — 
they spend as much time upside down as 
rightside up. Waiting in the wings for his turn in 
the air is Thorn Sabina (opposite left), while on 
the floor. Amy McKean and Steve Bruman make 
every effort to stay off the floor (opposite top). 
And in the spotlight, Gail Cehulic stays down to 
earth . . . the hard way (left). 


Gary Harwood 

Variety is a strong point of each year's Gymnastics in Motion show, and few 
possibilities are left untried. Amy McKean and Steve Bruman demonstrate the 
perfectly traditional in couples routines (this page, top) while in a twist on the old 
Swan Lake theme, Thorn Sabina (left) and Ken Ruffer (right) tend toward the 
bizarre (opposite right). The simplicity of Val Adams solo routine (center) also 
establishes a contrast, first with the sheer size of the audience and then with the 
complexity of the evening's grand finale (above). 


The show that followed included such standard events as 
the rings, horizontal bars, vaulting, and floor exercises. But 
the program spotlights more than basic skills. Music, 
lighting, choreography, and drama were combined to make 
Gymnastics in Motion an exciting visiual experience. The 
performance of pieces such as "Surge of Power" and 
"Rhythm and Grace" exhibited the beauty involved in the 
sport. The entire program, in fact, proved that gymnastics 
is much, much more than most people understand. It is the 
bringing together of concentration and discipline, muscle, 
grace, and talent to form something both powerful and 

As soon as one Gymnastics in Motion is finished, the 
Bachnas and their students beginning planning the next. 
Coach Bachna stresses continual planning. "Good varsity 
gymnastics are the basis for our show. It's the best we've 
done all year." 

With the enormous amount of success the Bachnas have 
enjoyed all over the world, are they satisfied with what 
they've found at Kent State? Rudy Bachna says yes. "I'm 
very pleased with KSU. I think we've developed a fine 
program and a winning tradition (their teams have never 
had a losing season). But that's not the most important 
thing — the people are." Anyone who has ever met the 
Bachnas can attest to the sincerity of that statement. 

Mary Ellen Kowalski 

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Carl Stokes 

Bob Brindley 

Former Cleveland mayor and United Nations journalist Carl Stokes spoke in behalf of the 
Black United Students' "United Nations in Retrospect" program on October 26, 1982. His 
topic was "United Nations Policies in Third World Countries." The previous spring, BUS and 
the Mbari Mbayo Players sponsored another special program. This workshop, on April 14, 
1982, featured performers Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. 


Rudy Dee and Ossie Davis 

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Walter Mondale 

Bob Sorino 


Gloria Steinem 

Former Democratic vice-president Walter Mondale and Congressman 
Dennis Eckert addressed a gathering in the Student Center plaza on 
September 25, 1982. And on April 20, 1982, during the annual Honors 
Week, feminist and founding editor of Ms. Magazine Gloria Steinem 
spoke on women and social politics before an audience of 900 in the 
Student Center Ballroom. 

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Leonard Nimoy 

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On January 20 the All Campus Programming Board's Artist/Lecture series kicked off 
with the appearance of Leonard Nimoy in the University Auditorium. Black United 
Students and ACBP co-sponsored the next lecture, given by Geoffrey Holder on 
February 9. Most recently known for his 7-Up commercials, Holder is also a dancer, 
choreographer, author, painter, and designer whose presentation was a part of Black 
History Month. 


Geoffrey Holder 

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Rootstown's Tim llg presented eight major illusions to an audience gathered in the University 
Auditorium on February 24, 1983. Although llg's lack of experience caused a number of 
problems in the show, his creativity and enthusiasm show promise of better things to come 
from the young magician. 

Henri Adjodha 

Valentine Cahamt 

photos by Gary Harwood 


Touch dancing is not dead at KSU. It was alive and well 
at the Valentine's Cabaret held at the Student Center 
Center Ballroom on Friday, February 11. 

For just a few hours you could forget all your problems 
and concentrate on the one that Valentine's Day is: a day 
for love. 


Renaissance Ball 

photos by Henri Adjodha 


On November 5, 1982, senior criminal justice major Cheryl Elder was chosen queen of Black 
United Students' fifth annual Renaissance Ball (this page, right). Other contestants included 
first runner-up Aundrea Brown, second runner-up Naomi Patterson (who was voted Miss 
Congeniality), third runner-up Stacey Thornton, and fourth runner-up Sharon Ballard. 


Folk Festival 

Bob Sorino 


The fifteenth annual KSU Folk Festival was held on February 26 
and 27. 1982. Ten mini concerts and thirty-eight workshops 
filled the two-day schedule, displaying the talents of both local 
and visiting musicians. 

Chris Russell 


Air Show 

The day was perfect — seventy degree 
temperatures, a slight breeze from the southeast, 
not a cloud in the sky. The announcer blurted out, 
"Visibility is very good . . . this is a fine day for flying 
. . . pilots please start your engines and proceed 

The scene was Kent State's tenth annual Air 
Show at the University airport in Stow. More than 
1500 spectators attended the event, which 
featured fly-by demonstrations performed by a 
vintage Navy SNJ, the monstrous C-130 Cargo 
Transport, and the Chopper 5 heliocopter. The 
program also included a scaled-down display of 
aerobatics by radio-controlled planes from a local 
RC model plane club. The highlight of the show was 
the skydiving exhibition provided by a team of 
professional parachutists. All of these attractions 
were planned by the members of Air Expo, a 
registered student organization comprised of 
aerospace majors. 




Gary Harwood 

Sometimes the best spectators at a spectator sporting event are the 
players themselves. Sophomore Rich Jones keeps his eyes on the ball and 
his feet on — or near — second base (this page, top left), while in the 
dugout, teammates Todd Perz, a junior and first baseman, Steve Neff, 
a sophomore at second base, and sophomore pitchers Gary Sigman and 
Chip Peluso (left to right) toughen up their mental games (opposite 
bottom). On the field, second baseman Rick Coy, a 1982 grad, ditches the 
squeeze play (this page, bottom) and catcher Kelly Meneer, also a grad, 
calls the signals (above). Reaching for the tag at third base is senior Scott 
Burkes (opposite top). 

Dave Maxwell 


Bob Brindley 

The 1982 Flash baseball team, 
under the direction of coach Bob 
Morgan, finished the regular season 
with a 35-23 record, posting 15 more 
wins than any other Kent team. Coach 
Morgan noted that 1982 was a year for 
advancement, especially in the team's 
winning attitude. Because of this 
attitude, coupled with consistent team 
effort, sixteen team and season 
records were broken, including those 
for double plays, hits, runs, and most 
games won. 

A few pitching injuries during the 
season may or may not have slowed 
progress, but as the coach 
commented, "the record speaks for 

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Senior Scott Burkes demonstrates that in 
baseball, what goes up does indeed come back 
down, but doesn't necessarily stay there. It's up 
for the catch, down for the tag, and then? Up 
again fast or lose your legs (opposite and this 
page, left). On the bench, assistant coach Paul 
Hammond records the statistics and leaves the 
action to the sports photographers (above). 
There aren't any records for spectacular plays, 
but if there were, the 1982 Flashes would 
probably have broken them, too. 

photos by Gary Harwood 


Men's and Women's Track 

The race is to the swiftest, but not 
necessarily to the first off the line. 
Tom Dubena demonstrates the 
value of endurance (this page, 
right, and opposite left) while on 
the sidelines, a timer lends 
encouragement . 

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On paper, the men's track team had a 
disappointing year, finishing the season with 
a dismal 0-3 record. According to coach 
Orin Richburg, however, it wasn't a bad 
year at all. 

"It was just a plain tough situation in the 
Mid-American Conference. Week in and 
week out we were running against the best 
teams in the nation ... it was extremely 
tough," Richburg explained. 

The loss of many upperclassmen and 
some key distance runners to graduation 
played a crucial role in the season's final 
outcome. But despite this loss of 
manpower, the team finished fifth in the 
MAC. For a team largely composed of 
freshmen and sophomores, that is indeed a 
good year. 

The women's track team had a fine year 
even on paper, capturing four separate 
track and field titles and achieving runner- 
up status for three others. Coach Richburg 
noted that the ladies began the season at a 
distinct disadvantage because of the small 
size of the team. They beat this game of 
numbers, however, to finish the season on 

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Running is something you do by yourself, but track is a team effort. For 
Dave Dorinski (opposite top), as for every runner, solitude ends at the 
tape. Before and after the race, it's the team that counts. Vinnie Williams. 
Art Burns, and Tom Jefferson (left to right) discuss the competition 
(opposite bottom) while at the finish line. Rose Johnson congratulates 
teammate Martha Ostraski (above). 


Men's and Women's Tennis 


It was a disappointing final season for the 
men's tennis team. What started out as a turn- 
around ended in frustration. 
The year began with players in better shape 
both mentally and physically than in past 
seasons. It also began with a new coach, Andy 
Wiles, who won the Mid-American Conference 
championship as a senior at Northern Illinois in 
1974 and who understood the team's past 

In keeping with this promising start, the 
Flashes won their first match, against Mount 
Union on March 3. They also made a fairly 
good showing during their annual spring trip to 
Florida. The crushing blow came on March 24 
when Charles Ingler, vice-president of 
University affairs, recommended to President 
Golding that the team be cut because of 
budget difficulties. 

It's difficult to compete with such a decision. 
Team members continued to do their best, 
but they were playing for a University that had 
given up on them. The season ended with a 
last place finish at the MAC tournament held in 
Toledo in June, 1982. 
Coach Wiles expressed no disappointment 
with his players. . "Over all, I was pretty 
satisfied," he said. "We had some pretty good 
wins and a successful spring trip." Wiles 
added that he felt it would not be difficult to 
bring a tennis program back to Kent State. "It 
is a very low budget sport. I guess what is 
needed is somebody to start the ball rolling 
again." In the end, that "somebody" must be 
the Kent State students. 

Chuck Poliafico 


The University's decision to cut its tennis program may have 
robbed the teams of their momentum, but their concentration — at 
least during matches — was unruffled. Number five singles man 
Rick Sonkin stretches for a serve in one of the last matches of the 
season (opposite), while on the girls' bench, Dana Mollis keeps both 
eyes glued to the action on the court (this page, left). 

Gary Harwood 

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A good serve and a powerful net game are. of course, important 
to succeeding in the sport of tennis, but it's what he does 
between shots that makes an ordinary player a star. Rocco 
Cona's backhand may be impressive (opposite top), but when 
Mindy Kline lectures the line judge (opposite bottom), or both 
winners and losers manage to finish the match graciously (this 
page, top), or Rob Wentz makes his petition to a higher referee 
(this page, left and above), the spectators know they're seeing 
the game at its finest. 



Bob Brindley 

Rugby player (rug • be pla • ar) n 1. 
One afflicted with a psychosis. 2. A 
person with a personality disorder, 
especially manifested in aggressively 
violent behavior. 

Rugby players ... are they real men 
or are they wild savages? Whatever 
the answer, they are trained killers 
who bravely disregard impending 
danger to life and limb. Bloody noses, 
broken bones — it's all part of the 
game. There is no room for quiche- 
eaters in this sport; it's a rough way of 
life, and if someone gets killed? They'll 
just drag the body off the field at 

Rugby is exactly like football. Except 
it's different. It has all of the contact 
and none of the equipment. No 
wonder rugby players are easily 
identified by their bumper stickers: 
"Give blood, play rugby." "It takes 
leather balls to play rugby." And the 
ever-popular "Rugby players eat their 
dead." That seems to say it all. 

Brian Mooar 


Brad Bigley 

A kick in the grass, a crunch in the shoulder blades, and a 
crack in the neck . . . it's another exciting afternoon of 
rugby at Kent State University. Not all rugby players are 
men either. The girls also have their teams and their 
tournaments (opposite bottom). And on the men's team, 
KSU's Chester Bird and Chris Jeffers put the crunch on a 
pair of opponents (above). 



But rugby isn't always a kick in the grass; 
sometimes it's a kick in the mud. Dave Foster 
braves the slop for the sake his team (above). 
And demonstrating the agony of a rugby victory 
is Ian Smith, escorted off the field by Mike 
Burrillo (this page, right). 
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Bob Sorino 


Gary Harwood 

The Kent State football team joined 
the elite group of Northwestern, 
Eastern Michigan, and Memphis State 
in 1982. The Golden Flashes, who 
finished 0-11 overall and 0-9 in the 
Mid-American Conference during 
Coach Ed Chlebek's second year, 
ended the season with the longest 
losing streak in Division I at thirteen 

KSU's last victory was a 13-7 
decision over Eastern Michigan in the 
ninth game of the 1981 season. The 
Flashes lost their final two games that 
year and followed that with their first 
winless season in fifty years. 

Northwestern gave Eastern 
Michigan the longest losing streak in 
the nation when it ended its own 
streak at thirty-four games with a win 
over Northern Illinois. Eastern in turn 
broke its twenty-seven game skid with 
a victory over Kent State. And 
Memphis State passed the honor to 
the Flashes with a season-finale 12-0 
win over Arkansas State, before which 
it had lost seventeen games. 

On the brighter side, quarterback 
Walter Kroan, wide receiver Darren 
Brown, and punter Tony DeLeone each 
moved into the KSU record books. 

Kroan, a sophomore who passed for 
more than 1300 yards, completed 
113 of 259 passes, both second bests 
in KSU history. He also threw a 
school-record 22 interceptions. 

Brown, a senior, caught a pair of 
touchdown passes in the last game of 
the season against Ohio University to 
set a career touchdown reception 
record with 10. He also moved into 
second place in total receiving yards 
with 1147. 

DeLeone, a sophomore, averaged 
42.4 yards in 80 punts in 1982, 
breaking the old mark of 40.6 yards 
per kick set by Dan Brenning in 1970. 

The Flashes opened the season with 
losses at Marshall, Northern Illinois, 
and Western Michigan. Included in 
those defeats was the loss of senior 
linebacker and All-MAC choice Russ 
Hedderly to an ankle injury. 

In the Homecoming game against 

Miami, 22,017 fans turned out to see 
KSU drop a 20-0 decision to the 
Redskins. The crowd was the third 
largest in KSU history. 

For the second straight year, Kent 
State traveled to Ames, Iowa, to face 
the Iowa State Cyclones. And before a 
crowd of 49,930, Iowa State downed 
the Flashes 44-7 behind the running of 
former Kent Roosevelt star Harold 

The Flashes lost home games to Ball 
State, Central Michigan, and Bowling 
Green in October. Bowling Green, the 
MAC champion and a contender in 
1982's second annual California Bowl, 
beat the Flashes 41-7 with the passing 
of former Rootstown High standout 
Brian McClure. 

Bob Hirschmann's three field goals 
gave Eastern Michigan a 9-7 win over 
KSU in Ypsilanti and ended the 
Huron's losing streak at twenty-seven 
games. Following that defeat, KSU 
closed its home season with a 3-0 loss 
to Toledo; the Flashes' defense did not 
allow a touchdown for the second 




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straight game. 

Ohio University took a 24-0 halftime 
lead in the season finale and held on 
for a 24-20 win over the Flashes. 
Kroan replaced junior quarterback 
Ken Benecetic, previously his own 
replacement, and threw for three 
touchdowns in the fourth quarter. 

In the conference record books, the 
1982 Flashes finished last in total 
offense, total defense, rushing offense, 
and rushing defense. Their defense 
against the pass, however, was the 
best in the MAC. 

Marty Pantages 

Bob Brindley 


Field Hockey 

Gary Harwood 

The winning attitude is obvious on the face of every Lady Flash. Backs 
Beth Stefanchik (left) and Denise Cole (right) wait for a play at the goal 
(this page, top left) and Kathy Golias gets into the action on the field 
(opposite). On the sidelines, Kim Haslinger, Debbie Brophy, and Victoria 
Chapman (left to right), display their winners' smiles (this page, top right), 
as Linda Boyan endures one of the hazards of the game: the pain of a 
bruised (or broken) nose (above). 


The 1982 season turned out to be a 
very successful one for the Lady Flash 
field hockey team. Their 10-8 record 
stands among the few winning marks 
of KSU's fall athletic program. Coach 
Lori Fuglestad referred to the season 
as part of a transition period for the 
team, during which the caliber of the 
players seems to be improving each 

"The team was a very hardworking 
group whose physical sacrifices during 
the season paid off in the end," 
Fuglestad remarked. 

Veteran senior players, led by Most 
Valuable Player Linda Boyan, added 
the needed leadership which helped 
pull the generally young team through 
a very competitive schedule. 

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E. Illinois 



W. Michigan 

E. Michigan 

Cen. Michigan 

W. Va. Wesleyan 


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Ohio Univ. 




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Bob Sorino 

With a squad of thirteen freshmen 
and only three seniors, first year head 
hockey coach Don Lumley was 
fighting a losing battle in the war of 
youth vs. experience. The team was 
just too young, and too much was 
expected of it in too little time. 

If the problem of inexperience was 
the major setback of the 1983 
Flashes, then injuries were a close 
second. The problems began shortly 
before the start of the regular season 
when both of the team's co-captains 
were injured at the same time. 

Senior wing John Straffon and junior 
center Scott Baker were both 
sidelined as the result of an 
automobile accident. Straffon sat out 
the remaineder of the season. 
Freshmen Paul Benditti, Scott Meim, 
and Phil Harnick were also benched 
due to injuries. 

After opening the season with an 8- 
5 win over Niagra College, the icers 
slipped into a nine-game losing streak 
followed two months later by another 
six-game rut from which the team 
never fully recovered. 

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Penn State Club 


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Lake Forest 


Lake Forest 


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"It was a long, tough, frustrating 
season," commented head volleyball 
coach Sheree Harvey, whose team 
finished the season with a disappointing 
6-39 record. In the end, the 
predominantly freshman squad fell prey 
to a lack of leadership. Assistant coach 
Bob McCarthy commented, "It was a 
case of a young team being 
overscheduled and then playing the top- 
ranked teams in the nation." These 
teams included Pitt (20th) and Penn 
State (13th). 

McCarthy called the season "a growing 
experience" and added that the team 
has made progress. Coach Harvey 
echoed his statement, saying "the 
program is definitely developing in 
strength, although the record doesn't 
show it. But in the end, we became very 
competitive in the MAC." 

Brian Mooar 

photos by Bob Brindley 


Initial optimism doesn't always bring final 
success, as the Lady Flashes learned during 
their 1982 season. Not that effort was lacking. 
Laurie Mehlenbacher sacrifices her knees in a 
last ditch dive for the save (opposite bottom), 
while Penny Howard goes in the other direction, 
reaching for the spike (this page, left). Later, on 
the bench, Howard and coach Harvey discuss 
technique (above). 


Kent State Home Quad 


Windy City Tournament 


Bowling Green 




Penn State 


Kent State Volleyball Classic 


Pittsburgh Volleyball Classic 


Ohio University 






Eastern Kentucky Tournament 


Miami Tournament 






University of W. Virginia Tournament 


Cleveland State Tournament 






Western Michigan 


Wright State 




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E. Michigan 



W. Michigan 


Michigan State 

Ohio State 




Slippery Rock 















The 1982-83 women's gymnastics 
team began its season on an optimistic 
note. Intrasquad competition early in 
December revealed the talents of 
freshmen Chris Malis, Kathy Collett, 
and Dawn Roberts. Although several 
veterans were plagued by pre-season 
injuries, Coach Janet Bachna 
expressed pleasure with the team's 

By midseason, with veterans Val 
Adams and Lisa Wannemacher still 
troubled by injury and illness, 19 of 24 
competitive spots were filled by 
freshmen. Malis, Collett, and Roberts 
lived up to their early promise under 
this pressure, winning all around and 
individual event titles. 

Robert's bout with the flu may have 
cost'the team its final meet against 
West Virginia. However, the Lady 
Flashes finished their regular season at 
13-8 and headed to the MAC meet at 
Ball State as reigning conference 

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Men's gymnastics coach Terry 
Nesbit was more guarded than the 
Bachnas about his team's youth, and 
emphasized the need for experience 
rather than talent. 

In the first meet against Eastern 
Michigan, many of the Kent State men 
had a chance to get some of that 
valuable experience as the team 
swept all events. Sophomore Lee 
Pluhowski finished second overall, 
proving that youth has its advantages. 

Other standouts were Mark Gilliam 
in floor exercise and Ken Ruffer on 
parallel bars. Gilliam scored a school 
record 9.75 in floor against Pittsburgh 
and Ruffer's 9.2 on bars against 
Indiana was also a record, as was 
Pluhowski's 53.15 all around mark in 
the same meet. 

The men finished their season at 7-6 
with hopes of several qualifications for 
the NCAA meet to be held at Ball 
State in April. 

Barb Gerwin 

Gary Harwood 


Men's and Women's Swimminp 

Like many other KSU teams, the 
1982-83 AquaFlashes suffered from an 
advanced case of inexperience. 

With a 1-8 season, the Lady 
Swimmers finished dead last in the 
eight-team Mid-American Conference 
championships held at Northern 
Illinois University in DeKalb. Even 
Coach Greg Oberlin conceded that the 
team really never had a chance to do 
any better. And the MAC 
championships were the story of the 
whole season. No matter how well the 
Lady Flashes did, the opponents were 

The men, who finished with a 3-7 
record, suffered from a similar lack of 
depth. The team endured a four-game 
losing streak at the beginning of the 
season before winning its first meet. 
And despite numerous wins by 
freshmen Rob Freitag and Todd 
Glascock, the swimmers could only 
achieve a 1-4 MAC record. 

Brian Mooar 

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Henri Adjodha 

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Bowling Green 

Eastern Michigan 

Cleveland State 




Youngstown State 




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Cleveland State 


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After losing six seniors from the 
previous season's six-time Mid- 
American conference championship 
squad, KSU wrestling coach Ron Gray 
began his twelfth year with a great 
deal of apprehension. 

Gaps in the lineup were filled by 
redshirts from the year before and 
freshmen. One gap that Gray did not 
have to fill, however, was the 150- 
pound slot filled by junior Allan 
Childers. The Brunswick product, en 
route to repeating his MAC 
championship, led the team with 22 

A few surprises that Gray didn't 
count on were welcomed by the 8-4-2 
Flashes, who finished undefeated in 
the MAC for the third straight year, 
with a 4-0-1 mark. Ball State transfers 
Ron Baker (158) and Doug Dake (177) 
and two time AAA state champion Rich 
Robusto of Walsh Jesuit (118) 
provided more excitement. 

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Bob Sorino 


Bill Spaid 

Jeff Young 

Baker, who co-captained with 
Childers, claimed more than 20 wins. 
Dake performed well until an injury 
curtailed his season. Robusto tied 
sophomore Ed DiFeo (167) with four 

Gray saw his 100th victory when 
the Flashes came from behind to beat 
conference rival Eastern Michigan 24- 
17 at the fourth annual KSU 

1983 became a season of tradition 
for junior Marty Lucas (134), 
sophomore Ed DiFeo, and freshman 
Mike Wenger (142) who all followed in 
the footsteps of their older brothers. 
For Senior Pete Delois the season was 
a dream come true when, after 
watching from the sidelines for most 
of his four years, he got his start when 
Dake did not return. Delois also had 
one of the most emotional matches of 
the season against Miami, when he 
lost by one point. 

Scott Charlton 


Bob Sorino 


Blade Brindley 

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Northern Illinois 






S. Illinois-Edw. 



Chicago State 






Central Michigan 



Ferris State 


MAC Championships 

Eastern Michigan 


NCAA Championships 









Women's Basketball 

Bob Brindley 

If one thing characterized the 1982- 
83 Lady Flashes, it was their 
inconsistency on the court. 
Throughout the season, the team 
managed to stay in contention for a 
playoff spot, but the goal seemed 
always just out of reach. 

Junior foreward Cheryl Nannah, 

junior guard Denise Duncan, 
sophomore foreward Nancy Beatty, 
and freshman sensations Cheryl 
Madden and Lori Ference became the 
pawns in a game of mid-season 
musical starters when Coach Laurel 
Wartluft decided to inject some new 
blood into the stale Flash offense. 

Despite a come-from-behind victory 
over Northern Illinois that sparked a 
five of six game winning streak, the 
team had trouble in conference play. 
After dropping crucial games to 
Bowling Green and Toledo, all hopes 
for a playoff title were gone. 

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Western Michigan 




Central Michigan 




Eastern Michigan 






Northern Illinois 


Ball State 



MpiV.s Basketball 


"The Waiting is Over . . . ", reads 
the caption on the lower portion of the 
Kent State Basketball schedule. This 
quote can be digested a myriad of 
ways by KSU hardcourt fans. Each 
small interpretation will bear truthful 
testimony about the ailing condition 
which the sport has suffered through 
the past several years. 

The real reason for the inscription is 
that finally after 23 dedicated years in 
the ranks, Jim McDonald, made his 
debut as a collegiate head coach. A 
real godsend for Flash fanatics. 

Sporting new uniforms and a new 
concept at KSU — defense — the 
Flashes awed and wooed the home 
crowd into near ecstacy. "Mac's Men" 
raced to a 4-1 ledger at the outset, 
and despite some pothole dodging, 
leaped into the M.A.C. tourney for the 
first time in four tormenting seasons. 

Led by the M.A.C. 's third leading 
scorer, senior Dave Ziegler, 

Hoda Bakshandagi 

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Bob Brindley 

sophomore guards Larry Robbins and 
Anthony Grier, and some smart 
"inside the paint" play by junior 
transfer Marvin Robinson, along with 
stellar performances by seniors Ed 
Kaminski, Greg Cudworth, and Keith 
Gordon, the blue and gold have indeed 
introduced a new and exciting era in 
the KSU basketball. 

Bitten by the bug they have long 
waited for, the Memorial Gym crowd 
although not awesome, have been 
appreciative and rabid — in a good 
way. Nontheless, Jim McDonald has 
shown that KSU can field a class act 
on the court, and he has only wet the 
appetite of Golden Flash partisans. 

A growing phenomenon has come to 
Kent State; another team that has the 
desire to work for respectability. 
"Mac" has led us to the M.A.C., and 
the only way to go is up! 

Blade Brindley 

Bob Brindley 





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Memphis State 






St. Mary's 




Fresno State 












Bowling Green 










Western Michigan 




Central Michigan 




Eastern Michigan 




Northern Illinois 

Ball State 


MAC Tournament 

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Tappa Kegga (defeated the 


12-7 in the final game) 


Phi Sigma Kappa 

Return of Collective Behavior 

Prentice Hall (defeated the 


Eights 29-2 in the final game) 

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photos by Bob Brindley 


Brad Bigley 


Sary Harwood 


Bob Brindley 

Gary Harwood 



Braves (defeated the 
Wizards 15-0 in the 
final game) 
B.U.S. All-Stars (de- 
feated the Braves 
27-6 for the All-Univ- 
ersity champion- 

Phi Sigma Kappa 
Omega Psi Phi 

Animals (defeated 
Prentice Hall 20-8) 

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G.O. (defeated the Force 

BUS All-Stars (defeated 
Stir Crazy 31-24) 
G.M. Divers (defeated 
BUS All-Stars 90-65) 
Golden Flashes (defeated 
Dunbar 26-16) 

Administration (defeated 
English Dept. 64-52) 

Gary Harwood 

Gary Harwood 


Bob Sorino 

Gary Harwood 


Bob Brindley 


Gary Harwood 


Ultimate Frishee 

Most people call it a frisbee . . . 
Ultimate players call it a disk. The 
sport of Ultimate is relatively new, 
having its birth in the Eastern 
colleges about fifteen years ago. In 
form, the game resembles soccer 
played with a disk. 

Ultimate players resemble rugby 
players with teeth. They can often 
be found at the Robin Hood singing 
team cheers and reminiscing about 
fabulous catches. They are 
dedicated to the pursuit of fun, and 
kegs of beer, guitars, and hacky- 
sack often accompany them to 
their matches. 

1982 saw a rebirth of Ultimate 
Frisbee at Kent State. The team, 
funded by the Intramural 
Department, consisted of about 
twenty-five regulars who practiced 
five days a week in the fall to 
prepare themselves for several 

As a team, Kent Ultimate traveled 
to Michigan to meet powerful 
schools including Michigan State, 
University of Michigan, and 
Kalamazoo College. In the Ohio 
state championships, the team took 
fourth place. 

Brad Bigley 


photos by Brad Bigley 


Intra murals 

Bob Brindley 


Brad Bigley 


Bob Brindley 


Jeff Young 

Bob Sorino 



Row one (I to r): Denise Lachowski, Carla Reak, Dianna Parker, Jacki Smolik, Vickie Chapman, Kathy Golias, Robbin Disinger. Row two: Nan Carney- 
DeBord, assistant coach; Carol Johnson, Beth Ringler, Cathy Edly, Dee Seidenschmidt, Nanny Zirafi, Maureen Notaro, Rhonda Definbaugh, Kathy 
England, Peggy Stitz, Mary Jo Hall, Carol Patzwahl, trainer; Lori Fuglestad, head coach. 


Row one (I to r): Rick Zakrajsek, Mike Walker, Rich Jones, George Caracci, Mark Romijn, Perry Detore, Rob Celedonia, Mike Lynch, Rob Goodwin, Tom 
Guerrieri. Row two: Kelly Meneer, Joe Skodny, Lou Caracci, Mike Lowery, Randy Lash, Steve Neff, Rick Moyer, Rick Coy, Paul Amodio, Mark Begue, Tim 
Kelly, assistant coach. Row three: Bob Morgan, head coach: Don Yankle, Randy Bockus, Ben Morrow, Steve Ziants, Todd Perz, Jim Barrett, Dom 
DiLuciano, Chip Peluso, Jim Logston, Paul Hammond, assistant coach. Not pictured: Scott Burkes, Rusty Green. 


Men's Track 

Row one (I to r): Tom Dubina, Tim Griffith, Cordell Troupe. Dave Dorinski, Joel Bickerstaff. Richard Nelson, Scott Eberman, Leonard Anthony. Row two: 
Jud Logan, assistant coach; Al Schoterman, assistant coach; Joe Pry, Jeff Sprague. Mike McGruder, Thomas Jefferson, Lloyd Richardson. Row three: 
Jody Manes, trainer; Ron Jelinek, Vincent Williams, Brian Coote, Bobby Perryman, Scott Kerr, John Uveges, Jeff Kitchen. Row four: Matt Lewis. Steve 
Demboski, Terry Braymaker, Mike Gospodinsky, Conor McCullough, Boby Cary, Orin Richburg, head coach. 

Women's Track 

Row one (I to r): Stephani Reid. Tracy Blahut. Linda Boyan, Toby Latnik. Linda Garfield. Linda Nicklos, Mary Nicklos. Row two: Al Schoterman. assistant 
coach; Cindy Fitzsimmons. Sandy West. Sue Fitzgerald. Karen Krupa. Michelle Hyland. Laure Chomyak, Fred Thaxton, assistant coach. Row three: Orin 
Richburg. head coach; Rose Johnson, Kathy Hritzo. Kathy Calo, Tern Byland. Chris Hucko. Karyn Sullivan. Diane Paxson. 


Women's Basketball 

Kneeling (I to r): Pam Mudrak, Karla Williams, Denise Duncan, Kim Bray, Gaylene Weigl, Cheryl Madden, Amy Schuler. Standing: Ned Seibert, manager; 
Laurel Wartluft, head coach; Nancy Beatty, Rochelle Van Leer, Kerri Strobelt, Lori Ference, Dawna Johns, Peggy Hufnagel, Paulette Colantone, Lisa 
Cohen, Robert Wronkovich, manager; Lori Upperman, student trainer; Darlene Wolfe, assistant coach. 

Men's Basketball 

Kneeling (I to r): Stan Joplin, assistant coach; Curtis Moore, Geoff Warren, Mike Roberts, Anthony Grier, Londell Owens, Larry Robbins, Jim McDonald, 
head coach. Standing: Roger Lyons, assistant coach; Steve Tindall, Keith Gordon, Marvin Robinson, Ed Kaminski, Greg Cudworth, Dave Zeigler, Craig 
Haueter, manager; David Close, assistant coach. 


Women's Tennis 

(I to r): Beth Bandi. Lisa Jones, Gloria Maile, Donna Donath, Lisa Stroul, Cindy Miller. Mindy Kline, Martha Hannas, Karen Foster, Dana Hollis. 

Field Hockey 

Kneeling (I to r): Denise Cole, Kim Haslinger, Debbie Brophy, Beth Stefanchik, Kathy Golias. Laura Mazzuli, Linda Boyan, Barb Meloy. 

Standing: Susan Hiser, assistant coach; Lori Fuglestad, head coach; Linda Trapani. Margaret Pachuta, Kris Ewing, Val Urba. Marge Williams, Heather 

Barklow, Mary Jo Hall, Beth Chandler, Victoria Chapman. Cathy Sellers and Kathy Andrei, trainers. 



Roster: Ron Gray, head coach; Doug Drew, Frank Romano, Dave Wenger, Steve Reedy, assistant coaches; Ric Fail, trainer: Jim Rice, Larry LeGrand, 
Mike Gainer, Jeff Gainer, Ron Baker, Dan Gnabah, Dave Coates, Jeff Bowman, Roger Shirey, Nick Logan, Russ McAlonie, Scott Owens, John Ramsey, 
Dave Amato, Jose Molina, Jim Montague, Joe Traudt, Dave Gray, Allan Childers, Mike Wenger, John King, Rick Wilson, Marty Smilek, Ed Mariner, Charlie 
Heyman, Pete Delois, Rich Robusto, Mark Kissell, Sheldon Spiva, Mitch Stonestreet, Ed DiFeo, Dave Gibson, Doug Dake, Dwayne Holloway, Jamey 
Bailey, Bill Schaeffer, Dick Reed, Darryl Render, Eric Blake, Fred Day. 



Row one (I to r): Julie Weber, trainer; Renee Bence, Laurie Mehlenbacher, Kim Lones, Janet Rucky. Row two: Bob McCarthy, assistant coach: Judy Etz, 
Lisa Baker, Sherri Crawfis, Penny Howard. Bridgett Dickson, Kim Maddox. Diana Ward. Sheree Harvey, head coach. 


Row one (I to r): Dan Nasato, Gary Tsuji, Mike Cox. Tom Viggiano. Jon Straffon, Scott Baker, Shawn Egan. Brian Hamilla. Dave Bowen. Row two: Keith 
Scott, assistant coach; Rick Gough, trainer; Scott Heim. Jamie Kelly. Tim French, Glenn Cawood, Mark Spring, Doug Balogh, Chris Baker. Mike Coyle, 
Kathy Laidly. statistician; Shaun Toomey. trainer; Don Lumley, head coach. Row three: Dru Toczylowski. Dan Dubick, Dave Mathews, Rick MacDonald, 
Rob Chapman. Dave Tonna. Phil Harnick. Paul Venditti. 


Women's Gymnastics 


Sitting (I to r): Lisa Wannemacher, Rose Thome, Val Adams, Cheri Rae Roscover, Cyndy Johnson, Dawn Roberts. Kneeling: Amy McKean, Bernadette 
Denne, Gretchen Weldert, Debbie Rose, Jodi Provost, Jean Brighton, Gail Cehulic, Sheila Coleman, Chris Malis, Kathy Collette. 

Men's Gymnastics 

Kneeling (I tor): DougConroy, Dave Miller, Mike Gilliam, Mark Gilliam, Tom Varner, Rusty Bona. Standing: Bob Dellert, Jos6 Velez, BobTripi, Ken Ruffer, 
Mike Tatrai, Thorn Sabina, Brice Biggin, John Rocco, Lee Pluhowski. 


Men's Swimming 

Row one (I to r): Greg Oberlin, coach; Rob Freitag. Mike Davy, Tom Sherer, Bob Cawley, Todd Glascock, Carl Goldman, Gordon Spencer, diving coach; 

Fred Schwab and David Back, assistant coaches. 

Row two: Chuck Jacobs, Mike McFadden, Eugene Shumar, Scott Halter, Jon Smiley, Dan Stikich, Lance Polan, Mike Howe, Tim Hannan. assistant coach. 

Women's Swimming 

Row one (I to r): Gretchen Wiesenberg, Sue Kegley, Sandy Grilly, Holly Wenninger. Lisa Calvin Row two: Michael Ann Roberts, Laura Goodman, Kelly 
Webber, Kelly McGill, Diane Troyer. 



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Row one (I to r): Mike Suren, Darren Brown, Dennis Wildman, John Armstrong, Mike Moeller, Chris Mastroine, Mark Hammel, Terry Kindling, Bill Willows, 
Pat Gladfelter, DeCarlos Cleveland, Van Jakes, Lou Caracci. Row two: Russ Hedderly, Rick Molnar, Mike Mears, John Mandarach, Bob Ball, Ken Bencetic, 
Curt Rice, Jim Bennett, Mike Jones, Jim Urda, Jerry Grisko, Mike McGruder. Row three: Maurice Eldridge, Robin Peterson, Jon Patton, Joe LaCivita, Tim 
Leppla, Scott Curtis, Walter Kroan, Joe Rucky, Steve Griffin, Bryan Washington, Tim Starks, Todd Triplett, Bob Ferguson. Row four: Scott Henderson, 
Derrick Samuels, Lamar Tidwell, Kyle Walton, Jim Kilbane, Brian Oblak, Tony DeLeone, Joe Dolce, Jim Weist, David Storm, Don Cline, Terry White, Dana 
Wright. Row five: Darryl Render, Randy Hicks, Bob Walko, Roger Weber, Richard Rudd, David Macri, Scott Symington, Todd Feldman, John Al, Jim 
Nunley, Bob Gency, Todd Kijauskus, Rodney Ferguson. Row six: Bryan Cooper, Todd Young, Patt Shannon, Bill Bernard, Gary Risdon, Dave Libertini, 
Morris Collier, Scott Fridley, Stefan Craig, David Bagley, Rod Swartz, Ed D'Aurelio. Row seven: Dale Glancy, Chris Prisby, Paul Simon, Pat Perles, Lee 
Bullington, Ken Newton, Bernard Nash, David Warren, Johnnie Ray, Andrew Cregan, Paul Stewart, Ken Greathouse. Row eight: Dan Chambers, Mike 
Carruthers, Louis Jefferson, Jeff Richards, O.D. Underwood, John Mitchell, Stuart Sims, Louie Bernard, Michael Blanks, J.R. Linberger, Scott Smith, 
Matt Kenney. Row nine: Victor Fox, Nick Coso, Chuck Reisland, Glenn Deadmond, assistant coaches; Ed Chlebek, head coach; Dave Brazil, Dave 
McCarney, Jim Smith, Jerry Lutri, assistant coaches. 



Front: Diane Hennie. Tim Green. Standing: Mary Kay Cabot. Stacey Thorton. David Lehman, Michelle King, Joe Curley. Mary Beth Vincent. Cindy Fitch. 


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The Contest 

The Chestnut Burr always includes a section of group 
shots for two basic reasons. First (or so we'd like you to 
believe), the section gives a lot of people a chance to see 
their faces in the yearbook. And second, we need the 
money that each group pays for its space. To make the 
section a little more exciting and a little less pragmatic, 
however, the editorial staff sponsors a competition 
between the groups and generously returns the winners' 

Judging the 1983 "most original and/or appropriate 
group photo" contest was KSU President Michael 
Schwartz, a very cooperative man. He had no idea who 
took the pictures; in many cases, he had no idea what they 
were pictures of. Working in a vacuum, so to speak, he 
made his choice of the top two 1983 group photos. 

The winning group is not a tourist club. See America First 
comprises those fourth-year architecture students too 
poor to study in Italy (and proud of it). Their goals are the 
promotion of activities, interaction, and — above all — fun 
in the face of an awesome adversary: Kent State's School 
of Architecture. And although Dr. Schwartz was apparently 
impressed by their show of patriotism, we commend SAF 
for its attempts to maintain the morale of the only group of 
people who spend more time in Taylor Hall than the staff of 
the Chestnut Burr. 

In second place was Kent State's answer to Second City 
and the Not Ready for Prime Time Players. To Be 
Announced was chosen for their choice of the studio 
environment for their picture. They are, however, much 
funnier in person. 

For many of the groups in this year's section, 
participation involved some belt-tightening and budget- 
stretching. Our congratulations to the winners and thanks 
to all who appear on the following pages. 


See America First 

1. Steve Takatch, asst. hoser, 2. Gary Young, V.P., 3. Rick Bilski, V.P., 4. Toni Fini, V.P., 5. T.J. Nelson, V.P., 
6. Emmanuel Perez. V.P., 7. Dave Sablotny, V.P., 8. Mick Charney, hoser, 9. John Hampton, V.P., 10. Gary 
R. Fischer, chairman, 11. Rick Farkas, V.P., 12. Megan (Mom) McDonough, 13. Brian G. Feeley, asst., asst., 
asst. hoser, 14. Tracy Antz, V.P., 15. Beth Ann Tobias, asst., asst. hoser, 16. Max (Spaz) Miller, vice 
chairman, 17. Bananaz, 18. John Wayne, 19. General George Patton, 10. Baby Finster, V.P. 


To Be Announced 

1. Pete Kachinske, film editor, 2. Dr. Ben Whaley, advisor, 3. David C. Barnett, videographer, 4. Gary 
Gifford, 5. Paula Stankiewicz, 6. Tim Moore, 7. Tom Pellagalli, 8. Mary Ellen Kowalski, 9. Chuck Rhome, 
10. Martin Funk, 11. Brad Warner, 12. Cookie Krizmanich, 13. Gary Koski, 14. Emily Burnell. 


The Corporate Clone Club 

Row one: (I to r) Yvonne Parsons, Jordan "Moustaki" George, Natalie 
George, Linn Grenert, Judy Stephenson. Row two: Greg "Gostys" 
Christakis, Ed "E" Gaynor, Brian "Liner" Schorr. Sandy Kutcher, 
Mohammid Sonny "Square" Kumar. 

Black Greek Council 

Front: (I to r) Alpha Dennison, Richard Nelson, Cheryl Wright. Eddie Chandler. Ben Holbert. Back: Terry Earley, Gale Price. Melody Lanier, 
Donna Bell, Arlene Wesley, Kim Wheeler. Not pictured: Kevin Heard, Angela McKelvy. Mark Robertson. 


Ski Club 

1. Jeff French, president; 2. Colin Cooper, 3. Betsy Yarian, 4. Kelly Brown, 5. Nancy, 6. Janet 
Valentik, 7. Kurt Wohler, 8. unknown, 9. Jeff Chung, 10. Cheryl Staufer, vice-president; 11. 
Ingrid Rupp, 12. Irene Munk, 13. Nata Malesivic, 14. Joe Topougis, 15. Jim, 16. Jim Irvin, 17. 
Sue Keaton, 18. unknown, 19. unknown, 20. unknown, 21. Steve Epner, 22. Bridget 
Exterovich, 23. Tamara Caldwell, 24, unknown, 25. unknown, 26. unknown, 27. unknown, 28. 
Randy Mills, 29. Michelle Nokken, 30. Steve Donohue, 31. Trent Boggess, advisor; 32. Glenn 
Smith, 33. Melanie Clifford, 34. Matt Kohls, 35. Cyndi LaDu, 36. Dianne Bedogne, 37. Mitch 
Platin, 38. Kathy Cooke, secretary; 39. Don Dye, 40. unknown, 41. Michelle Rook, 42. 
unknown, 43. Kim Tallman, 44. Dave, 45. unknown, 46. unknown, 47. Chris Mayer, 48. Mark 
Ford, trip coordinator; 49. Robert Dollinger, 50. Lisa Kohl, 51. Tony Kerosky, 52. Connie Paul, 
53. Tom Fast, 54. unknown, 55. Peggy, 56. John Anstett, 57. unknown, 58. Katy Smith, 59. 
Wick Colutagoff, 60. unknown. 


Delta Zeta 

Row one: (I to r) Cinda Benes, Cheryl Curtis, Jonna Fazier, Linda Mushkat, Terri Kendziorski, Barbara Bishop, Gretchen Alferink, 
Kelly Wats. Christi Calamante, Kathy Laidly. Row two: Cathrine Kappele, Lorrie Preuss. Row three: Jane Geeke, Theresa Dolan, 
Debbie Arslanian. 

Bicycle Club 

Row one: (I to r) Mike Auston, Mike 
Henry. Sue Roebuck. Dave Feder, 
Judith Green. Linda Nicola, Dave 
Gyor, Melissa Lyle, Al Benson. Row 
two: Sam Lyle. Ken Collier, Bob 
Samec. Dominique Clerc. Row three: 
Jim Kreps. Vic Magazine. Doug 
Anderson. Mark Bir, Bradley Cherin. 


Badminton Club 

Row one: (I to r) Lim, Peng Chuan, Anthony Kiob, Kevin Fong, manager; Brian Ng, assistant manager; Ruslan, Brunei Lee. Row 
two: Carol Kappenhagen, Dwight Santiago, Tan, Kim Huat, Ravi Ambu, Ricky Yap, Adesanya Oluyemus, Atul Kumar, Lim, Fang 
Joon, Goh, Kah Foo. Not pictured: Shukor Zakaria, Ruzita Othman. 

Alpha Phi Alpha 

Row one: Mike Oxner, Robert Southgate. Row two: 
Maurice Stevens, William Gaither, vice-president; 
Darrell McNair, president; Victor Tall. Row three: 
Mark Coates, Brian Boykins, Craig Stephens, 
treasurer. Row four: Willie Fransics, Harvey Smith, 


Kent Interhall Counci 

Kent Interhall Council (KIC) is an organization of residence 
hall students who are interested in improving life in the KSU 
residence halls. Serving as a liaison between dorm students 
and campus administrators and as an allocator of individual 
hall funds, KIC provides a wide variety of campus-wide 
programs and services to those living in the residence halls. 

Row one: (I to r) Kim Mulholland, secretary; Sylke Benner, internal 
services director; John Bell, student services director and vice-president 
elect; Linda Harris, vice-president; Jeffrey Jorney, president; Karen Elkins, 
communications director and president elect; Wayne Mills, legal affairs 
director; Barbara Wills, business operations director; Frank Gaertner, 
representative at large. Row two: Susan Vadas. Suzanne Kupiec, Donna 
Drinko, Miriam Harris, Thorn Drinko. Elizabeth Heil, Bruce King. Chris 
Ragan. Row three: Willis Strader, Tracy Fruchey, Pat Shroyer, Nina Keck, 
Audrey Holder, Lori Jackson, Gail Berg, Dawn Fecik, Debra Cooper. Row 
four: Paul Schwesinger, Don Supelak, Mary Jo Murphy, Sharon Glew, 
Cindy Valentine, Juli McTrusty, Linda Rosenleib, Brian Miller, Margaret 
Gwazdauskas. Richard Smith. 


Daily Kent Stater 

1. Donn Handy, 2. Ross Sneyd, 3. Cheri Kovesdy, 4. Brian Hyslop. 5. Leanne Genovese, 6. Frank 
Badillo, 7. Jeff Gallatin, spring editor, 8. Mike Murray, 9. Jill McCombs, 10. Doug Chovan, 11. Brian 
Mooar, 12. Lance Jacobs, 13. Michelle Monteforte, 14. Kim Oriole, 15. Maria Schwartz, 16. Mark A. 
Williamson, 17. Jeff Lamm, 18. Mariellen Mining, 19. Scott Charlton, 20. Jim Malloy, 21. Mickey 
Jones, 22. Randy Nyerges, 23. Steve Sefchik, 24. Michelle M. Bell, 25. Samuel Roe, fall editor, 26. 
John Keuhner, 27. Lisa Berstein, 28. Gina Jennings, 29. Beth Cunningham, 30. Hoda Bakhshandagi, 
31. Tom Wills, 32. Cathi Ciha. 33. Marty Pantages, 34. Anna Guido, 35. Tim Farkas, 36. Lynn Taylor. 


Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

1. Joe Liptak, 2. Pete Kern, 3. Martin F. Carmody. 4. Joe Hamel. 5. Mike Proto, 6. Scott Wright, 7. 
Steve Sefchik, 8. Dave Tholt. 9. Tim Tayerle, 10. Ken Lowthian, 1 1. Keven Kelly, 12. Doug Bradley, 
13. Phil McDonald. 14. Jim Hogg, 15. Terry Kline. 16. Greg Jones, 17. Roger Chellew, 18. Jerry 
Moody, 19. Mike Zidar. 20. Bobby Anderson. Not pictured: Shawn Egan, Dennis Farmer, Tim 
Houston, Mark Torch, Mike Artbauer, Floyd Bonnell, Scott Mason, Mike Tatrai, James V. Torch. 


ACPB Stage Crew 

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Front: (I to r) Ty Brinskele, Tom Feher, Gary Mascia, Jeff Simon, Mark Morgan. Back: Fred Presler, stage 
manager; Tokyo Rochester, Chris Murray, Matt Philips, Denis Eifel. 

Kent African Students Association 

Front: (I to r) Muhammed Enaagi, Solomon Sule, Helen Aikulola, Ngozi Adama Ekechi, Murugi Lucy Wa Mungara, Emma 
Wuor. Back: Gabriel Nimley, Olu Oladipo Doherty, Olubanmi Akinyeye, Abimbola Adesanya, Mohammed Zeinelabdein, 
Jimmy Umoh. 


ACPB Executive Board 


Front: (I to r) Tammy Davis. Mike 
Randolph, Doris Allen, Kerry John. 
Lonnie Angel. Back: Joe Matuscak, 
April Lynn Blake, Dana Harrah, Lori 
Alkire, Mike Perchiacca, Geri Smalley, 
Chris Mulroy. 

Student Ambassadors 

Seated: (I to r) Linda Spichty , Mitzi Wilson, Kerry John. Standing: Bridgett Dickson, Janet Krauss, Michael Schlagheck, 
Margaret Gwazdauskas. Linda Burton, Charlotte Burrell. Robert Durr, Harry Tripp, Ann Armstrong. Brent Hull, Anita Herington, 
executive director, Alumni Association. Not pictured: Linda Sample, Nina Garcha. 


Campus Bus Club 

Members of the Campus Bus Club take an impromptu look 
at what it is like being a passenger on the infamous Campus 
Loop. Every member is a dedicated employee of Campus 
Bus Services, uniting to provide first class service to Kent 
State University and the surrounding community. CBS 
means service with a smile. 

Roster: Michael Banachowski, Joel Bates, Bob Blakemore, Pete Brown, 
Kevin Bryan, Eric Coleman, Brian Davis, Lisa Deer, Lori Detweiler, Tom 
Dziak, Dennis Funjar, Kevin Heisey, Ward Herst, Kevin Herman, Denny 
Hewitt, Mike Kubasek, Jay Lawrence, Victor LoPiccolo, Jon Matheson, 
Kathy McAfee, Chris McCue, Scott Medwid, Laurie Mlazzo, vice-president; 
Sue Moorman, president; Lisa Molinari, Larry Navarre, Rose Novy, Cassie 
Prochnow, Diane Poorman, Mimi Radakovich, Cheryle Robinson, Mike 
Rogers, Kim Saner, Debbie Sanders, Paul Schmidt, Karen Sidaway, Bob 
Smith, Kurt Thonnings, Brent Troyer, Bev Wemyss, Tom Woods, Debbie 
Zombeck, Joanne Connolly. 


Women in Communications 

Front: (I to r) Debbie Maston, Jane Hare, Sandy Kratochvil, Barbara George, Nadine Ochendowski, Doris Allen. 

Back: unknown, Monica Tenison, Laurie Lobaugh, Carol Smallwood, Judy Myrick, Jody Litwack, Patricia Stokes, Renee Setteur, Maria 

Jeane Motter, Chris Daniels, unknown, Maggie McKinley, Mary Hrvatin. 

Nigerian Student Union 

1. Charles Onyeulo, 2. Ngozi Ekechi, 3. Okezie Ninakanma, 4. 
Jerry Jaja, 5. Umaru Muhammed, 6. Nmie Stanley-lkhilioju, 
president. 7. Emmanuel Jibe, Treasurer, 8. Martins Okekearu, 9. 
Festus Abe, 10. Joseph Nnajiofor, vice-president, 11. Solomon 


Isshinryu Karate Club 

This page, top, standing: (I to r) Jim Bobek, Mark Roberts, Kay Dodd, Bill Marcum, Bil 
Lowder, Connie Co'zzens, Dave Van Nostran. Lunging: Pam Wren, Roxanne Marcum. This 
page, bottom: (I to r) Pam Wren, instructor; Bill Marcum, chief instructor; Roxanne 
Marcum, instructor. 


Row one: (I to r) David Van Nostran, Connie Cozzens, Kay Dodd. Bill Marcum. Roxanne 
Marcum. Pam Wren, Bill Lowder, Mark Roberts, Jim Bobek. Row two: Guy King, Michelle 
Rizzo, Cindy Gurish, Bob Buehler, Terry Miller, Rob Carvalho, Mark Hall, Sandi Hanlon. Rick 
Barber. Row three: Jamie Cross, Emily Varbosky. Robert Charter, Katy Bamberg, Mark 
Henning. Scott Bainbridge, Jim Kantola. Row four: Lori Kushmider, Steve Stein, Nancy 
Ednell, Gladys Ramow. Bonnie Groop, Susan Morrison, Janie Roberts, Kevin Bowie, Jacqui 
Herene. Row five: Dave DeLuzin, John Burger, Marc Dagata, Jim DeLuzin, Drew Smellee, 
Steve Emmerling, Mark Matzek, Treva Roberts, Fred Marquinez 



Front: (I to r) Linda Sample, Kathi LaPolla, Julie Williams. Patty Quinn, Kerry John, King Hill, Mark Durbin, Ralph Darrow, adviser. 
Back: Denise Kaufmann, Kathy Tighe, Joe Bruscino, Kris LaRocca, Marlene Rath, Shelly Myers, Jerry Scheer, Gina Burk, Brenda 
Lusher, Kim Nero, Cynthia Jarrell. 

Chess Club 

Center: James Koury, president. Back: (I to r) Gary 
Gifford, Ken Helms, Ursula O'Bryan, James Tripp, Dave 
Phillips, Elaine Walker, John Orr. 


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Row one: (I to r) David Pikul, EBC representative; John Palazzo, junior vice-president/professional activities; Michelle Burke, secretary; Bob 
Prendergast, historian; Gail Tuttle, senior vice-president; Margaret Barbie, junior vice-president/pledge education; Steven Fisher, chancellor; Bonnie 
Graves, treasurer; Russell Graves, president. Row two: Mark Ondracek, Eric Johnson, David Kuhr, Sandra Reed, Lynn Miller, Bradley Lane, Ron Urbano. 
Lindy Barnhart. Row three: Rose Kirby, Brigitte Bouska, Tracy Bakalar, Stacy McClarren, George Jinkinson, Karen Ross, Claudia Calevich, Cathy Kalman, 
Kevin Ladegaard. Christine Dorenkott, Scott Thompson, Marge Falter, Mark Frys, Leslie Christ. Row four: Robert Manak, Dave Palermo, Fernando 
Herrera, Mary Beth Rech. Mimi Zak, Rose Johnson, Michelle Thompson, Julie Bent, Kitty Nixon, Scott Marcantonio. Row five: David Quick. Patrick 
O'Hara, Dale Neiss. Cathy Pleshinger, Helen Mastrangelo. Not pictured: April Lynn Blake, Ann Hertzer, Barb Jarmuzek, Jeff Jones. Jim Kelly, Mike 
Kienapple, Joe Matuscak. Kevin McCreary, Jerry Miller, Sue Mohr. Lynda Powell, Mike Proto, David Sankey, Cindy Shaffer, Suzie Cecelones, Sharon 
Meehan, Sherry Scullin, Ann Selover, advisor. 


Advertising Club 

1. Guy Tunnicliffe, advisor, 2. Lynn Kendall, vice-president, 3. Christi Clevenger, president, 
4. Janet Krauss, secretary, 5. Maria Jean Motter, vice-president, 6. Tom O'Dwyer, 

Row one: (I to r) Christi Clevenger, Todd Hutchinson, Susan Miller, Bart Johnson, Karen Mathney, Barb Brazis, Chris Daniels, Amos Green. Row two: 
Debbie Wyant, Renee Setteur, Maria Jean Motter, China Thornhill, Guy Tunnicliffe, Beth Kelly, Tony Kerosky, Ed Rojeck, Ann Bingham, Jeff Jorney, Katy 
Bell, Chris Steward. Row three: Peter Kolodgy, Stuart Falb, Lonnie Angel, Mark Tisdale, Tom O'Dwyer, Spike Punch, Glenn Clegg, Don Pavlov, Cathy Hall, 
Carol Parasiliti. 


Recreation Club 

Row one: (I to r) Dr. Ronald Havard, advisor; Tom Stoop, president. Row 
two: Lou Ann Ross, Sue Sullivan, secretary; Joan Brindley. Row three: 
Steve Winter, Suzi Busier, vice-president; Chris Kalonick, Mary Jo 
Kuzmick. Row four: Karen Foster, Kathy McConnell, Sandy Learner, Anna 
Garland. Row five: Beth Stoner, Christy Wetzel, Greg Boltz, Kathy Allen, 
Jenny Schumacher, Patty Coyne, treasurer. Row six: Emilio 
Cornacchione, Ken Hagadorn, Joyce Chryn, liaison; Kevin Ritchie, Sue 

K.S.U. Leftovers 

Whoever said leftovers weren't any 

1. Maria Jean Motter, 2. Tina Lesniak, 3. 
Katie Bell, president, 4. Carol Parasiliti. 
secretary, 5. Chuch Schultz, 6. Kathleen 
Burketh. 7. Tom O'Dwyer, treasurer, 8. 
Bonnie Wolfeld, 9. Tracy Fiorelli. 10. Renee 
Setteur, vice-president. 


Kent Dance Association 

Front: Lauri Zabele. Row two: (I to r) Stephanie Robinson, Gina Grazia, Barb Angeloni, Suzie Erenrich. Row three: Don Boyce, 

Debbie Pierce, Linda Pierce, George A. Bruce. 

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Howell, Tom Fallon. Row two: Frank 
Harvey, Barry Kaufman, Brady 
Dandino, Scott Geresy. Row three: 
Mark Urich, Alex Horvath, Vic Kulick, 
Bob McCarthy, coach. 


Sailing Club 

(I to r) Agop Kasparian. Fred Pressler. Jim Haney, Vickes Kasparian, Cindy Welton, Sandra Halman, Rhea Ferrante, Dale Walker, Al Murray. 


Alpha Xi Delta 

1. Lori Lustig, 2. Julie Peterson, 3. Pam Shutty. 4. Maria Kozarevich, 5. Jill Weinberg, 6. Roberta 
Wendel, 7. Darlene Kelly, 8. Susie Burkhart, 9. Lisa Kerr, 10. Barb Krai, 11. Gayle Lodigiani, 12. Sherrie 
Koppel, 13. Cari Lee Cifani, 14. Mary Ann Abdalla, 15. Rochelle Paley, 16. Kim Bajcer, 17. Betsy 
Englehardt, 18. Pennie Burge, 19. Anne McDonald, 20. Patty Kuhn, 21. Kim Gumpp, 22. Jenny Hazlett, 
23. Kim Haas, 24. Lisa Seese, 25. Raylene Shepherd, 26. Lisa Conrad, 27. Cindy Ryan. Not pictured: 
Nella Citino, Mary Jane Coffey, Tracy Coffey, Ellie Fitzpatrick, Trish Gerber, Mary Karasarides, Sandy 
Learner, Sandy Legros, Mary Lynn, Wendy Marks, Linda Pardee, Paula Pocher, Denny Robertson, 
Tracy Smith, Vicki Ina, Cindy Kent, Kelly McKinis, Leslie Bramson, Melanie Ciotti, Tori Peirce, Kathy 
Waddell, Neva Webber. 


Kent State Recruiting Aids 

1. Barb Sotok. 2. Jeff Pyers. 3. Laurie Lamancusa, 4. Valerie Wilkes, 5. Karen 
Colaner. 6. Robin Eschliman, 7. Mindy Feinman, advisor, 8. Susan Hutzler, 9. 
James Morris. 10. Mary Hrvatin. 11. Shelly Neipp, 12. Ruthanne Kubik, 13. 
Kathy Brown, 14. Stacy McClarren, 15. Ted Bunevich, 16. Mary Kay Ryan, 17. 
Stephen Borton. 18. Kirsten Romer, 19. Erik Conti, 20. Ken Naymik, 21. 
Cindy Welton, treasurer. 22. Robert Charter, secretary, 23. Susan Maslekoff, 
vice-president. 24. Brian Mooar, 25. Rachelle Clutter, 26. Scott Prenatt, 27. 
Elizabeth Adams. 

Volunteer Ambulance Service 

1. Diane Cotton, 2. Fred Jackson, 3. Beth 
Eliot, 4. Cathy Pomerory, 5. Sandy 
Halman, 6. Cherie Pelkey, 7. Mike 
Grecula, 8. Brian Gray, 9. Marilyn Huntley, 
10. Barb Vanac. 11. Jeff Falk, 12. Laura 
Hendricks. 13. Jim Kraemer, 14. Kathy 
Lynch, 15. Mike Nelson. 16. Bernard 
Brown, 17. Julie Mosley, 18. Indi Tripathy, 
19. Keith Winn, 20. Greg Schalk, 21. Dale 
Hartshorn. 22. Ed Knee, 23. Joe Culley. 
24. Bob Green. 25. Trish Schanne, 26. 
Carl Powell, 27. Gary Rainer. 28. Duane 
Moe Not pictured: Patricia Bacha. 
Janice Battistuta. Leslie Brinley. Sandy 
Bordne. Bernadette Caine. Tim Clemens, 
Irene Cukel, Rick Daniels. Anne Delonais, 
Wally Domoracki, Chris Doscher. Bill 
Folley, Tom Gall. Clark Garn, Dianne Garn. 
Greg Jordan. Chris Malcolm. Tom 
Morrison. Rose Novy, Liz Pastis. Andrea 
Ramicone, Andrea Rubino, John 
Rumbold, John Smith, Chris Stephan. Ted 
Stockwell. Matt Strope. Dave Tiller, Kim 


Theta Chi 

Front: (I to r) Ed Frimel, Doug Olszewski, John Wichman, Keith Hazard. Back: John T. Limpert. Al Tompas, Jim Molinaro, Arnie 
Smith, Dave Fuller. 

Black Aesthetics 

Front: (I to r) Craig Georges, Donna 
Anderson, Cherry Chapman, 
Audreanna Taylor. Back: Harvey 
Smith, Noel Simms, Deborah Sandars. 


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In loving memory of our sisters Maureen Lenahan and 
Carol Shoults, who died in the summer of 1982. They will 
be missed by all who knew them, but especially by their 
sisters in Chi Omega. 

THEY that love beyond the world can not be separated by 
it. Death can not kill what never dies . . . Nor can spirits 
ever be divided, that love and live in the same divine 
principle, the root and record, of their friendship . . . 
Death is but crossing the world as friends do the seas; they 
live in one another still . . . This is the comfort of friends, 
that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship 
and society are, in the best sense, ever present because 

William Penn 

Row one: (I to r) Julie Sipula, rush chairman; Lisa Fuller, pledge trainer; 
Eleanor Lamb, treasurer; Linda Kirkorsky, vice-president; Martha Bush, 
president; Janet Humphrey, president; Susan Shoults. secretary; Deborah 
Meine, rush chairman; Katherine Eastman, vice-president; Susan Frankel, 
pledge trainer. Row two: Deanne Lipka, Christi Gardner, Theresa Stern. 
Cherie Actor, Paula Muehlbauer, Barbara Butler, Cindy Little, Cynthia Just, 
Alyson Thomassey, Elizabeth Kelly. Row three: Mrs. Ann Walters, 
housemother; Patricia Carl, Beth Cassady. Beth Lukco, Renee Schwartz, 
Lori Lane, Julia Johns. Dana Ullom, Nancy Stone, Nikki Bargas. Row four: 
Karyn Hill, Lori Skapik, Maureen Kennedy, Sharon Smith, Cindy Vardzel. 
Debbie Panchur, Wendy lley. Not pictured: Pamela Weiss, Lory 
VandeLogt, Kathy Kannal, Marci Gross, Julie Heddens, Kim Pettry, Pamela 


Student Senate 

Bottom: (I to r) Linda Harris, Ralph P. Cushion, Sandy West, Ed Sowinski, Debbie Kisamore, Neil Klingshirn, 
Cheryl Roberto. Top: G. Edward Petro, Cindy Bowlby, Sandi Mclntyre, Jim McKee. 


American Institute of Architects 

1. Anthony Fini, 2. David Choma, 3. Judy McGlinchy, secretary, 4. Teresa Gregg, vice-president, 5. Chris Pluchinsky, 
6. Kevin Marren, 7. Andy Bednar, treasurer, 8. Wayne Barger, 9. Joyce Watkins, 10. John Elsey, president, 11. John 
Limpert, 12. Mary Wurzel, 13. Brian Feeley. 

Student Home Economics Association 

Seated: (I to r) Kristen Vargo, 
president; Bonnie Bailey, vice- 
president. Standing: Sara Ring, 
secretary; Deborah Rieschl, Hazel 
Reid, Louise Boekenheide, Men Lynn 
Williamson, Sharon Kost. treasurer. 


University Lifeline 

(I to r): John Loughry, Anne, Suzi Roseman, Baby, Anne, Colleen Moyer, Anne, Baby, Mark Demuth. 

Student Dietetic Association 

Front: (I to r) Ruth Myer, Mary Meder, Cynthia Mann, Darla Zelvy, Judy Green, treasurer; Sharon Kost, activities 
coordinator; Dr. Eva Medved, advisor; Rosanna Legg, president; Trish Adams, secretary; Barbara Dehnke, Julie Gross, 
Lori Myers, Norma J. Setteur. Back: Melissa Lyle, Elaine Maruskin, Marci Gellman, Nola Winegarner. 


Alpha Phi 

Row one: (I to r) Jennifer Reinker, Amy Feldman, Trish Kostensky, Rhonda Wilson, Mona White, Celeste Condon. Row two: Beth Maragas. Judy 
Bobak. Mitzi Wilson, Sally Cunningham, Lea DiMario. Dorothy Sarnik. Babs Soranno, Chris Richter. Row three: Beth Kovacs, Kathy Walz. Kathy Yoder, 
Andrea Augabrite, Troy Summers, Ellen Regen, Kelly Jones, Aime Schlandecker, Jill Pavic. Row four: Mary DiGrandi. Shawn Nolish, Teresa Pastore, 
Terri Sedlak, Stacy Watkins, Andrea Snyder. Row five: Vivian Sherman, Karen Bender, Beth Elffers, Rita Ternai. Row six: Ruth Kalman, Anne Boswell, 
Mary Timpko, Meg Bradford. 



Row one: (I to r) Jeff Kunes, music director; Jo Ann Hess, Rob Branz, Carol Nicholson, Tim Aten, promotions director. Row two: Val Orel, Barb 
Humphrey, Janet Abdullah, Rich Friesenhengst, traffic director; Vicki Gallo, traffic director; Gary Gifford, Phil McDonald. Row three: Martin Puleo, Mary 
Sue Merrill, Andy McKibbens, Stan Cocheo, Patty Ross, sales director; Chris Hanzel. Row four: Ray Swenton, Jeff Lamm, Doug Pieper, program 
director; Janet Harper, Kevin Thompson, news director. 



Front: (I to r) Denise Cowger, Jill Willey. Back: Betsy Klein. Carla Hedeen, Maryann Hines, Debbie Gerwin, Barb Gerwin, Flo 
Cunningham, Belinda Reneker, Mari Ann Cecelones. 

Student Alumni Association 

Front: (I to r) Tracy Aldrich, Dave 
Thomas, Becky Arnold. Judy Podsedly. 
Ken Pringle. Jim McKee. Monica 
Barnhard, Shelia Wilfer, 
Back: Gma Flick, advisor; Elaine Smialek. 
Chris Ann Colabuno, Kathy Wilfong. Judy 
Motevideo, Chris Conidi. Kim Bachus. 


Ebony Waves 

Seated: (I to r) Lisa Cook, Jessica Reid. Standing: Brian Roseborrow, Kenneth Taylor, John Jackson, assistant program director; 
Ernest Collier, Sumlor Harris. 

Architectural Study in Italy 

1. James Montalto, 2. Mike 
Catcott, 3. Dave Fuller, 4. Jeff 
Certo, 5. Dean Vinson, 6. Greg 
Perkinson, 7. Steve Takatch, 8. 
Scott Geresy, 9. DeeDee Carson, 
10. Bill Ross, 11. Femi Odubanjo, 
12. Dushan Bouchek, 13. Andy 
Bednar, 14. Wayne Barger, 15. 
Mark Korpanty, 16. Judy 
McGlinchy, 17. Doug Cowdry, 18. 
Brian Feeley, 19. Beth Ann Tobias, 
20. Mark Henning, 21. Dave 
Starkey. Not pictured: Kathy 
Gibson, Dwayne Purcell. 



Seated: (I to r) Amy Strasser, Christi Clevenger, Babs Saranno. Jackie Masters. Kneeling: Karen Pronne, Aundria Brown, Stephanie Davis. Laura 
Hammon, Carol Palatis. Standing: Stephanie Facsko, Cheryl White. Michelle Heal, Chris Richter, Kari Ann Serchik, Molley Gaffey. Roberta Gallagher. 










Gary Harwood 


Brad Bigley 


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Mark W. Sumner 

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Alan D. Wack 

Robert E. Wallace Sr. 

Peggy L Watkins 

Kenneth Weinert 

Barry J. Wemyss 

John T. Whitacre 

Deborah Rae Wilkins 

Jay A. Winter 

Patricia L. Wood 

Daniel S. Yee 

Donald J. Zesiger 
David R. Zimmerman 



Helen I. Aikulola 
Mary K. Armbruster 
Pamela J. Balogh 
Daniel J. Barrett 
Karen L. Benton 

Stuart L. Bergoine 
Brian T. Bernauer 
Geri D. Blake 
Mary E. Bollenbacher 
Alec P. Boros 

Brigitte B. Bouska 
Larry L. Brainard 
Randall Brannan 
Bruce Breudigam 
Benita M. Bross 

Eddie Lee Brown 
Kay E. Brown 
Harry C. Burritt 
Claudia Calevich 
Teresa L. Campbell 

Louis D. Caracci Jr. 
Mark L. Carlisle 
Rebecca J. Carpenter 
Louis J. Catalani 
Brenda A. Cephas 

Wen Ku Chen 
Nancy A. Clark 
Mare Collins 
Robert N. Conner Jr. 
Karen E. Coy 


Pamela A. Aberegg 

Kathleen A. Curley 

Michael A. Cutler 

Linda Davis 

Dianna L. Demarco 

Steven Digrandi 

James J. Dukles 

Alice J. Eaton 

Eno H. Effiong 

Rosalyn S. Elton 

Judith E. Etz 

Timothy Farebrother 

Patrice Fehr 

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Sherry E. Fitz 

Yow Min Fong 

Kathleen G. Foreman 

Steven M. Fortlage 

Victor L. Fox 

David J. Furniss 

James W. Gasperowich 

Patrick E. Gaughan 

Linda A. Germani 

Margaret S. Geshwilm 

Daniel J. Getz 

Rima A. Ghaby 

George Glynos 

Steven B. Goldstein 

Keith R. Gordon 

Arlene K. Gottlieb 


Pamela Gough 
Timothy P. Graney 
Bonnie J. Graves 
Russell C. Graves 
Valerie Grey 

Cynthia Groves 
Jerome P. Grisko Jr. 
Kevin R. Guchemand 
David A. Gyor 
Susan C. Hadick 

Heather L. Haker 
Ted W. Hart 
David E. Hartley 
Roger D. Hayes 
Jeffrey E. Hickox 

Harold Hight 
Charles F. Hill 
Scott R. Horner 
Lisa M. Hoschar 
Gregory M. Hubbell 

James D. Humpal 
Kevin W. Her 
Denise L. Jacobs 
Daniel H. Johnson 
Eric P. Johnson 

Brian Jozsa 
Thomas S. Kamenitsa 
Susan M. Kane 
Kathy J. Kannal 
Karla M. Kassey 


James D. Kelly 

Jean M. Ketteler 

Linhsuan A. Keung 

David A. Kilburn 

Bruce 0. King 

John E. Klychar 

Robert Kontak 

Joe R. Krulich 

John Kucia 

David Kuhr 

Marybeth Kusner 

Sandra J. Kutcher 

John Lanning 

Derek C. Lau 

Jeffrey D. Lioon 

Carolyn M. Luxeder 

Theresa Maczuzak 

Kevin M. Majoros 

Jim Malloy 

Robert J. Manak 

Arthur S. Marcantonio 

Caroline Martin 

Joseph F. Matuscak 

Andrew E. Maxwell 

Joseph P. McCafferty 

Mark A. McCardle 

Mary T. McCleery 

Kathleen E. McElroy 

Sean Meehan 

Paul J. Mendik 


Mark Meyer 
Alan R. Miciak 
Katherine Mikofalvy 
Janice E. Miller 
Jerry Miller 

Keith E. Minch 
Susan M. Mohr 
Debra Moore 
Tammy L. Moren 
Michael L. Morey 

Catherine V. Morony 
Diana Mottice 
Kem E. Mraovich 
William Mulvaney Jr. 
Norman Muskal 

Sherazade A. Nata 
Christine A. Neiman 
Dale L. Neiss 
Matthew M. Nickels 
Daniel J. Novak 

Karen K. Novotny 
Mark A. Ondracek 
John J. Palazzo 
Daniel J. Panak 
Shawn M. Patterson 

Kenneth B. Pelanda 
Michele A. Pellish 
Michael L. Perica 
Jodi Plever 
Pamela S. Plont 


Jamie Poth 

Barbara Powell 

Jeffrey W. Powers 

Gale D. Price 

Tammie L. Putnam 

Sandra Reed 

Thomas Riley 

Mark Roberts 

Patricia A. Rojeck 

Thomas R. Romine 

Karen Ross 

Pamela J. Schake 

Douglas Schiesswohl 

Lisa A. Scott 

Sherry A. Schullin 

Jeffery S. Seefong 

Cindy M. Shaffer 

Robert J. Shaffer 

Gary R. Sharp 

Linda S. Shotzbarger 

Peter Silon 

Dean K. Simpson 

Robert E. Sisler 

Sandra J. Skrovan 

Christine A. Slacas 

George A. Slogik 

Kirby K. Sniffen 

Thomas Gerald Sosnowski 

Deborah A. Stachura 

Jane W. Stephenson 


Kevin M. Stevens 
Susan D. Stonick 
Renee L. Stransky 
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Deborah L. Takacs 
Denise J. Takacs 
Catherine L. Telew 
Kim A. Teringo 

Diane Teslouich 
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Mark J. Thomas 
Jeffrey S. Tock 
Lai Ngo Tse 

Gary A. Tsuji 
Amy S. Tuttle 
James R. Ulle 
Valerie L. Urba 
Michele D. Vargo 

Wayland E. Vaughan Jr. 
Jacqueline Walker 
F. Brock Walter 
Richard Warfield 
Robert C. Watson 

Antoinette M. Weisz 
Paul H. Weybrecht 
Marcia A. Whalen 
Barbara J. Williams 
Karen Williams 


Sallie J. Wilson 

Donald M. Yankle 

Robert B. Young 

Michael J. Yurtin 

David E. Zeigler 


Jill M. Alboreo 

Jodi A. Angelo 

Ann M. Armstrong 

Nancy A. Baginski 

Tina E. Bernardi 

Karen S. Beverly 
Gregory P. Boltz 
June A. Brewer 
Theresa Buehrle 
Sharon Campbell 

Trent G. Chima 

Christine M. Cigolle 

Francine B. Cohen 

Gail A. Collins 

Denise M. Cowger 

Diane K. Dempsey 

Theresa Dolan 

Eddie W. Dovenbarger 

Akon E. Ebe 

Margaret C. Fairlie 


John Fite Jr. 
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Suzanne M. Geary 
Debra J. Gilbert 
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Linn Grenert 
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Tina M. Gulling 
Holly J. Haker 
Linda S. Hales 

Laura Hart 
Lori Hart 
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Wilson E. Helton Jr. 
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Kathy Holtz 
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Karen S. Jackson 

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Sharon A. Judy 
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Susan V. Kirk 
Kimberly A. Kluth 

Kimberly A. Koeth 
Deanna S. Krantz 
Michelle B. Kurtz 
Donna L. Lehmann 
Joanne L. Lehmann 


Susan K. Lemon 

Penny S. Lilly 

Patti A. Long 

Patricia L. Lowry 

Karen A. Luthardi 

Dianne S. Marcaletti 

Nancy H. Massie 

Megan E. McDonough 

Judith M. Meadows 

Cheryl A. Mian 

Kimberly D. Milosevich 

Mary F. Moennich 

Joann L. Moore 

Martha Mugridge 

Linn A. Murphy 

Violet G. Musulin 
Deborah A. Nakasian 
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Okezie N. Nwakanma 

Ann M. Paoletta 

Patricia L. Kelly 

Jill M. Pavic 

Barbara S. Petsche 

Anne Pipo 

Cynthia L. Pore 

Pamela L. Poulelis 

Pamela A. Putnam 

Paula Reed 

Polly A. Reiss 

Belinda A. Reneker 


Joan E. Rittman 
Denise Robertson 
Charles R. Schultz 
Renee L. Segulin 
Cynthia L. Sehon 

Gregory A. Stare 
David A. Stehura 
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Dorothy A. Sterling 
Kathy J. Stevenson 

Maude K. Strathman 
Cynthia L. Sutorius 
Meli Temy 
Diana E. Thiemer 
Indira J. Tripathy 

Noreen I. Utley 
Julie A. Valone 
Mary Beth Vincent 
Janet L. Wartluft 
Michael Weaver 

Mary K. West 
Debra J. Wheeler 
Jill R. Willey 
Laura J. Wrocklage 
Lisa A. Youll 

Maureen J. Young 


Fine and Professional Arts 

Bernard Abramczyk 

Vicki Allen 

Lonnie D. Angel 

Scott D. Arsham 

Robert E. Aufuldish 

Mary Bamer 

Wayne W. Barger 

Todd Baron 

Timothy R. Barrett 

Suzanne M. Baum 

David S. Beebe 

Catherine A. Bell 

Susan Bercik 

Louis Berroteran 

Brenda A. Berry 

Bradley K. Bigley 

Doris A. Blaha 

Laura A. Blair 

Anne C. Bingman 

Dushan Bouchek 

Richard S. Boyd 

Karl M. Boye 

Mark Lee Boyer 

Robert Brindley 

Rex A. Brobst 

Joseph A. Bruscino 

Cheryl Bryant 

Scott Buchanan 

Karen Burlingame 

Martha Bush 


Jennifer Canfield 
Rhonda Cantrell 
Jacqueline Cantz 
Iris Caraballo 
Mary Carney 

Jeffrey M. Certo 
Mark R. Chada 
Bonnie R. Chandler 
Bogusia Chmielewska 
Nella G. Citino 

Toki M. Clark 
Donald W. Clements 
Christi K. Clevenger 
Douglas M. Cotes 
Marc H. Cohen 

Leisa J. Coleman 
Linda J. Conti 
Gordon R. Conway 
Daniel B. Copeland 
Michael G. Courey 

Virlyn M. Covington 
Beth A. Cunningham 
Therese M. Curley 
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Arthur J. Deiderich 
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David A. Dick 
Georgiann Diniaco 


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Robert K. Domer 

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Alan Dusman 
Janice M. Dzigiel 

Robert A. Edgell 
Deborah M. Eller 

Robin M. Evans 

Martha Everhart 

Richard M. Farkas 

Thomas M. Fast 

Nahla Fattah 

Sonya C. Favetti 

Keven M. Fazio 

Linda A. Feast 

Linda J. Fee 

Brian G. Feeley 

Thomas W. Ference 

Jeffrey C. Ferkol 

Gary R. Fischer 

William A. Fisher 

Jenny L. Fox 

Carol Frank 

David Fuller 

Donna M. Furman 

Ruth Furpahs 

Jeffrey S. Gallatin 

Kevin L. Gardner 



ti \ 

Claudia L. Gary 
Susan J. Geiger 
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Kathleen J. Gibson 
Gary K. Gifford 

Patrick B. Gladfelter 
Deborah J. Goonan 
Robin C. Gray 
David J. Grober 
Anna M. Guido 

Thomas C. Guido 
Teri L. Gunnoe 
Paul J. Guy 
Bradly S. Hain 
Marie E. Hale 

Walter J. Hales 
John D. Hampton 
Donn Alan Handy 
Jane E. Hare 
Mary B. Harrison 

Alayne Hartstein 
Gary A. Harwood 
William J. Helsley 
Mark C. Herion 
David K. Hickman 

Darlene D. Hicks 

King J. Hill 

Khin Fat Hioe 

Jacquelin Suzanne Hippie 

Michael Hjort 


Sheryl Lorraine Holko 

Arthur C. Holloway 

Hollis A. Howard 

Brian R. Hyslop 

Sharon M. Ivancic 

Rosemary E. Ivanye 

Victor Iwarimiejaja 

John D. Jackson 

Brad A. Jacobs 

David B. Jatich 

Cheryl L Johnson 

Susan D. Johnson 

Jeffrey G. Jorney 

Judith L. Kell 

Lynn Kendall 

Lisa Kirk 

Allison Klafczynski 

Beth R. Klein 

Paul Klein 

Carol Klohn 

Linda A. Kordich 

Sharon Kovelan 

Cheryl Kovesdy 

Mary Kowalski 

Jeffrey J. Kozak 

Liz Krammes 

Brent Kubasta 

Pamela Kubic 

Carrie Kujala 

Kathleen A. Kurinko 


Kathleen S. Lapolla 
Lisa M. Laughlin 
Scott R. Lawyer 
Robert D. Ledger 
Christopher R. Lester 

Sharon A. Lonjak 
John D. Ludway 
Robert S. MacGregor 
Vanessa R. MacKnight 
Laurene L. Madine 

Peter J. Maguire 
Marilyn Malcmacher 
Michelle J. Marino 
Michael L. Marra 
Ronald M. Marsilio 

Elaine A. Maruskin 
Nicki A. Matyas 
Kelli J. McClain 
Kevin J. McCleery 
Donald W. McClellan Jr. 

Judith M. McGlinchy 
Lawrence T. Mclnnes 
Maggie McKinely 
Jeanne M. McTrusty 
Marysue Merrill 

Joanna L. Millward 
Kimberly K. Mitzel 
Helen F. Monczynski 
Susan M. Moorman 
Deborah S. Moretz 


Deborah J. Moscati 

Kathleen C. Mosher 

Desiree B. Mullen 

Laura B. Myers 

Lori L. Myers 

Hani F. Naamani 

Stephanie H. Najda 

Lisa M. Nespeca 

Mary C. Nichols 

Lori J. Norton 

Ellen M. Nortz 

Randall T. Nyerges 

Thomas M. O'Dwyer 

Renata M. Olko 

Kelly J. Ondich 

Kimberly A. Oriole 

Robert D. Orovets 

Theodore John Orris 

Leigh E. Owen 

Patti L. Paige 

Carol L. Parasiliti 

Evengeline Parianos 

Kevin S. Paul 

Denise D. Pavlik 

Laura M. Pay 

Gregory M. Perkinson 

Douglas Pieper 

Candace M. Pinkney 

Anita Polas 

Deborah Portaria 


Randolph W. Pregibon 
A. Fredrick Presler 
Dwayne Purcell 
Patricia A. Quinn 
Marlene Rath 

Natalie Reese 
Hazel Reid 
Gayle E. Reitz 
James A. Repas 
Creola Rice 

Deborah Rieschl 
David Riggs 
David Roepke 
Glenn C. Rogers 
Corinne A. Rubal 

Holly T. Rumpler 
Bruce T. Runyon 
Constance Russ 
Linda Russo 
Kathleen Ryane 

David L. Sablotny 
Cathy M. Salerno 
Richard P. Salpietra 
Linda M. Sample 
Suzanne F. Saviers 

Sandra K. Schewe 
Mike A. Schlagheck 
Paula A. Schleis 
Gregory C. Schneider 
Carol A. Scolaro 


Norma J. Setteur 

Renee Setteur 

Chaim Shachar 

Gregory A. Shaffer 

Julie Sipula 

Paula A. Skrbin 

Retha Smith 

Curtis Smock 

Patricia Sobiech 

Bob Sorino 

Jon E. Spiker 

Paula J. Stankiewicz 

Annette C. Steiner 

Daniel C. Stitt 

Joseph A. Straka 

Tammy L Stratton 

Alfred L. Strong II 

Anne E. Sugner 

Norbert Szilagyi 

Lynn A. Taylor 

Michael J. Then 

China D. Thornhill 

Valerie E. Thiemer 

Beth Ann Tobias 

Carole J. Tomlinson 

Alan J. Tompas 

Janet L. Torok 

Gregory J. Toth 

Jerry S. Toth 

Michael D. Toth 


Janice S. Troutman 
Donald P. Turoso 
Kimberly M. Ulatowski 
Udojdo J. Umoh 
William M. Vancura 

Walter J. Watson 
Renay B. Weeams 
James T. Weilbacher 
Nancy C. Whelan 
Christine M. Wilhelm 

Marcia L. Williams 
Mark A. Williamson 
Thomas J. Wills 
Thomas B. Winslow 
Bonnie Wolfedl 

Bonnie M. Workman 
Mary K. Wynne 
Gary R. Young 
Stephen E. Ziants 



Christine L Archer 

Jeffrey W. Arnovitz 

Valerie A. Ashley 

Nancy R. Ballou 

Joanne Berroteran 

Peter E. Bigner Jr. 

Christine M. Bonner 

Amy Brill 

Mary Ann Ciesicki 

Constance Csuhta 

Donna L. Denson 

Lisa A. Deucher 

Diane Dilallo 

Doris 0. Dillon 

Julie A. Dorenkott 

Patricia A. Dougherty 

Donna J. Emerling 

Barbara E. Feldman 

Janice Finnick 

Martha L. Fischer 

Michele Gargas 

Penni L. Gilmore 

Mary Ann Gluvna 

Donna E. Graneto 

Linda S. Gregg 

Stephanie L. Gregory 

Georgina Groborchik 

Carol E. Hirst 

Edward Hornyak 

Susan M. Hreha 


Audrey E. Hullihen 
Deena laionna 
June A. Inglefield 
Bernice C. Jacobs 
Irene A. Jacob 

Katherine S. Jurus 
Amy L. Kessler 
Catherine Kmieck 
Patricia Krause 
Mary Krejci 

Carrie K. Lischak 
Marcia A. Loudon 
Michelle Maag 
Marianne Majer 
Claudia S. McChancy 

Sarah R. Michener 
Wayne E. Miller 
Beatrice W. Holano 
Michelle M. Morse 
Paula M. Muehlbauer 

Cynthia L. Nichols 
Ann B. Norton 
Anne H. Palmer 
Nancy A. Palmer 
Susan M. Paschke 

Paula F. Pinder 
Martha Plants 
Rosanne Putka 
Ann Raffis 
Eileen Regan 


Robin Repie 

Hallie Roden 

Rita L. Sanor 

Edward L. Selby 

Catherine A. Shanahan 

Julie A. Shapuite 

Lisa L. Shoemaker 

Lisa D. Shriver 

Judy A. Stephenson 

Sheryl L. Teslovich 

Amy M. Treece 

Penny L. Tubaugh 

Mary A. Washam 

Diana L. Williams 

Bonnie L. Wolfe 

Sally A. Yager 
Kathryn A. Yunker 
Terry A. Zappitello 


Physical Education, 
Recreation and Dance 

Valerie M. Adams 
Glenda A. Bailey 
Cindy Bates 
Bonnie J. Beachy 
Russell R. Bennett 

Brice R. Biggin 
Susan Busier 
Katherine L. Calo 
Keith H. Christensen 
Joycelyn Chryn 

Denise Cole 
Katherine S. Coleman 
Kim Coleman 
Ann Michele Colopy 
Kathleen M. England 

Kris M. Ewing 
Aven E. Fairchild 
Melanie C. Greathouse 
Dale E. Hartshorn 
Vincent C. Ingram 

Susan K. Kaylor 
Michael J. Kmetz 
Beth A. Maragas 
Kathleen McCafferty 
Cynthia A. McGinnis 

Charles C. Mills 
Kathryn A. Oby 
Cynthia Pellegrino 
Sandy Pritchard 
Margot Rademacher 


Jenny A. Schumacher 

Lori R. Smith 

Terri Smith 

Thomas F. Stoop 

Linda A. Trapani 

Gretchen Wiesenberg 
Lynne Zirafi 

Gary Harwood 


Gary Harwood 



Pamela Karen Foster Allen 

Robert E. Aufuldish III 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ballou 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Balogh 

Mr. and Mrs. Mel Barger 

Renee Benns 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Biggin 

Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Bittener 

Mr. and Mrs. William Brainard 

Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Broadhurst 

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Brown 

Mrs. Wanda E. Bucher 

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Burge Jr. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Coffman 

Louis J. Cataloni 

Wen Ku Chen 

Bogusia Maria Chmielewska 

Salvatore Crasi 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Crosby 

Mrs. Elizabeth Davis 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DeSalvo 

Arlene Dotson 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Drozin 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Egan 

Mrs. Gloria Skinner Everette 

Thomas G. Fast 

Joyce Ferebee 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Finnick 

Flinn's Fix-it, Rootstown 

David Garrett 

Mrs. Gerald Gerwin 

Gary K. Gifford 

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome P. Grisko 

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Grotell 

Walter C. and Barbra S. Hales 

Mr. and Mrs. Emmett R. Hogg Jr. 

James David Humpel 

Kevin Wayne Her 

Cheryl Isakawitz 

Mr. and Mrs. Noel H. Ishan 

John Darryl Jackson 

David Jecman 

John and Donna Jeffers 

Edward and Kathryn Kaminski 

Mr. and Mrs. Simon J. Kazel 

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kimmich 

Mr. Gary Koski 

Mr. Albert R. Kupiec 

Mrs. Albert R. Kupiec 

Mr. William Kuttler 

Peg, Kathy, Bill, and Mary Laidly 

John Landers Jr. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Ledger 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Lewis 

Karen Luthardt 

Irwin M. Lutz 


Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. MacKnight 

Mr. and Mrs. David H. MacGregor 

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Madden 

Millicent Batlon Marquart 

Caroline Martin 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. McCardle 

Mr. and Mrs. John Michelich 

Roger P. Miles 

Pat and Tim Miller family 

Jerry and Linda Mintz 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Dale Moss 

Dewey and Pierrie Musick 

Hani Naamani 

Margo Nespeca 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nichols 

Mrs. Bonnie Oakes 

Richard E. O'Callaghan Sr. 

Mr. and Mrs. David O'Conley 

Mr. and Mrs. George E. Ohlin 

Dr. Keizo Okamura and Mrs. Makiko Okamura 

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond V. Pelanda 

Mr. and Mrs. John Pillar 

Candace Pinkney 

Mr. and Mrs. Alden F. Presler 

Pamela and Peter Proctor 

M. L. Robinson 

Glenn Charles Rogers 

Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Ruddle 

Robert Ruth 

David L. Sablotny 

Edward and Agnes Savisky 

Mrs. Dorothy L Schalk 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shotis 

Anthony Siekman 

Eilean and Jack L. Smith 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Sorino Sr. 

Henry and Rita Stankiewicz 

Mr. and Mrs. Austin Stephanoff 

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse A. Stewart 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stoop 

Jim and Carol Sutherland 

Valerie E. Thiemer 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Thompson Jr. 

A. Lincoln Tosti 

Indira Jewel Tripathy 

Bill and Betty Troyer 

Margaret Trudeau and the Rolling Stones 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Urig 

Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Villanova 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilkes Jr. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry A. Williams 

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Warzel 

Chairman Winston Ying 



Gary Harwood 


Bob Sorino 


Bob Brindley 


Jeff Young 


Herb Detrick 


Henri Adjodha 


Burr Staff 

Barb Gerwin, copy editor 

Writing a yearbook is a damn hard job . . . hard on your 
nerves (for one thing, I never used to swear). Over the past 
three years I've surrendered everything to the Chestnut Burr: 
my academic purism, graduation with honors, a couple 
Christmas breaks, a lot of sleep. What's my reward? A lot of 
my own words in print — too many maybe. A lot of tolerance 
for things that don't always work out as planned. A lot of 
photography jargon that doesn't count as a foreign language 
for an English major. A lot of experience that may or may not 
turn out to be practical. I think I've been at it too long. 

I also think I'll take a minute longer to thank all the people 
who helped me through the hard job. Above all, thanks to 
Brian for being so impossibly enthusiastic; I used to be that 
way myself. Thanks to Blade and Gary "El Greco" Harwood for 
being so funny at four in the morning. Thanks to Sharyn for 
being a second pair of hands. Special thanks to Mike Scott, 
who will no doubt be famous some day . . . he's already a 
legend in his own mind. And thanks to Bob for being a friend 
and not just a boss (most of the time). 

Nobody ever dedicates the Chestnut Burr, but I promised, 
so here's to John and Gary for never, never, never letting me 
forget my awesome responsibilities (thanks, guys) and to Rick 
for being the only one who did let me forget. 

Barb Gerwin 

Gary Harwood, photo editor 

Matt Burke, business manager 


Bob Brindley, chief photographer 

Mary Smith, 
Stater secretary 

Jeff Young, lab manager 


Photo Staff 

Brad Bigley 

Chester Bird 

Robin Coller 


Hoda Bakhshandagi 

Henri Adjodha 

Ron Alston 

Dan Stitt 

Chris Steward 

George Petras 


Mark Roberts, business assistant 

Charlie Brill, advisor 

Brian Mooar, writer 

Mike Scott, cartoonist 


When I first took over as editor, I swore everything would 
be organized and that the entire process of covering 
20,000 students would be perfectly synchronized. I was 
either stupidly naive or I'd had one too many Scotch and 
sodas at the Stuffed Mushroom. 

No matter how well planned or how well prepared a 
yearbook staff is, problems will arise. It may be as simple as 
losing all the grease pencils at once, or it may be a major 
catastrophe like an attack of the dreaded Bangkok flu two 
weeks before the final deadline. But the show must go on. 

We made it through all the crises and missed classes, 
and we hope all the work was worth it. We tried to cover as 
many events, stories, and functions as possible. It can't all 
be done. There is always something that is missed and 
someone that is mad because you missed him. All I can say 
is that we tried. 

Assembled in this book is a collection of stories, 
photographs, and artwork by the best to be found at Kent 
State or any other university. The staff and I agree that we 
achieved the goals we originally set. We included more 
copy, covered a wide range of subjects, added more 
features in the sports sections, and attempted more 
identifications on the pictures we used. We're all very 
proud of this book and have no qualms about presenting it 
to the University as the history of 1983. 

For all the times I criticized the staff or threatened to 
mutilate them for leaving the carrier out of the enlarger, I 

For all the times I said to Barb, "Well, where'd you lose it 
now?" or "You get payed plenty for the amount of work 
you do," I thank her for not abandoning me. 

For all the times I broke dates with Judy or came for 
dinner two hours late, I thank her for having the patience 
and understanding to put up with me. 

For all the times I wanted to take the money and run to 
Bermuda, I thank Matt for having the insight to hide the 
cash box. 

Regardless of what has happened throughout the year, 
the arguments we've had and the criticism we've leveled at 
each other, I'm glad and thankful I had the opportunity to 
work with everyone. 

Bob Sorino, editor 


Sitting somberly on the hill in front of Taylor Hall, the 
Pagoda, technically known as an inverted hyperbolic 
paraboloid umbrella, has been witness to some of the 
worst atrocities that have ever taken place on a university 

Originally designed by Don Bostwick, Dan Goldner, Bob 
Grassard, Jim Janning, and Bill Kramer, the Pagoda was a 
fourth year architectural structures project and was meant 
to be temporary. The purpose was to use a new type of 
thin skinned reinforced concrete. Initially it was to have a 
span of 40 feet but that led to problems of how to lift the 
top into place. 

The Pagoda has become a symbol for the widespread 
protests of the late 60s, and early 70s, and accept it or 
not, it has also become the symbol of Kent State 

Gary Harwood 
Jeff Young 


Lisa and Keebler Brindley 

Florence Cunningham 

Daily Kent Stater 

Dave Dorinski 

Davor Photo, Abe and Esther Orlick 

Rick Farkas 

John Gouch 

Mickey Jones, Stater photo editor 

Judy McGHnchy 

Dennis Monbarren 

Tom Nichols, student accounts coordinator 

Randy Nyerges 

Tina Pimm, stationary design 

Ray's Place 

The Robin Hood 

Michael Schwartz, group photo judge 

Maria Schwartz 

Mike Scott, division pages and staff cartoon 

Sports Information 

Pat Straub, Herff Jones customer service 

The Stuffed Mushroom 

Student Publications Policy Committee 

John Sullivan, Herff Jones art director (cover and graphics) 

Taco Bell 

John Urian, Herff Jones and Davor representative 


1983 Chestnut Burr 

Thanks to all the University students, faculty, and staff who 

contributed to this edition. 

Team photos courtesy of Doug Moore, University News 


The 1983 Chestnut Burr was partially funded by the Student Publications Policy 
Committee and printed by Herff Jones Yearbooks, a division of the Carnation Company 
in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. An edition of 2200 copies, 9" x 12", was printed on 
Bordeaux 100 lb. glossy enamel paper, manufacted by P. H. Glatfelter Paper Company 
Type face is News Gothic; heads are 30 point and 18 point, body copy is 10 point, i 
captions are 8 point. Senior portraits were furnished by Davor Photo, Inc., 654 Stree 
Rd., Box 190, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, 19020.